Protest Blackrock in NYC May 23
Start: Thursday, May 23, 2019• 7:30 AM
End: Thursday, May 23, 2019• 8:30 AM
Location:Lotte New York Palace Hotel•455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Host Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC May 23rd Protest BlackRock Shareholders Meeting
On May 23rd, we're taking action at the BlackRock shareholders
meeting in New York City. We’re calling on local CODEPINK coordinators
to join us in taking action.
BlackRock has billions of dollars invested in weapons companies such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Elbit, and General Dynamics. They also invest in civilian gun manufacturers. They position themselves as a company that is socially responsible, yet they continue to invest in weapons. They are making a killing on killing. The misconduct by weapons companies ranges from groundwater contamination to labor violations and includes overinflated pricing and overbilling the federal government. These companies are flagrantly engaging in bad business practices while misusing limited federal resources.
By investing in weapons manufacturers, BlackRock is propping up wars, brutal conflicts, and human rights violations on a global scale. In addition to contributing to the atrocities of war, all five of these companies have dozens of documented cases of misconduct and the collective misuse of billions of federal dollars. BlackRock even has an iShares fund that exclusively profits off of weapons of war.
Co-sponsors: World BEYOND War, Veterans for Peace Chapter 34, War Resisters League NYC, Action Corps NYC, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Muslims United for Justice, World Can’t Wait NYC, Brooklyn for Peace, US Labor Against the War-NYC, Yemeni Alliance-Bay Area, and more.