North Carolina divests

My one time home — North Carolina — has become the latest in a series of states to divest from companies that have ties to Sudan. Treasurer Richard Moore, who oversees the state’s pension funds, arranged to pull support from nine different foreign companies who have ties to the conflicted region, totaling $24 million.

“Our state pension funds should not be used to invest in companies that profit from genocide,” Moore said Wednesday. He was addressing about 2,000 members of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, which met in Winston-Salem.

“As the ninth-largest pension fund in the nation, we have both the clout and the resources to make a difference,” Moore said.

If you’re interested in finding out more, or would like information on how to help your state divest from Sudan, visit the Sudan Divestment Task Force.

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