Throughout our history, Americans have risen to the challenge of defending our beloved country and our liberty. Following the 9/11 attacks, however, most Americans felt powerless to respond to the tragic attacks in New York and Washington, DC. Powerless to express meaningfully their outrage. Powerless to help defeat terrorism. What we did not realize -- until now -- was that each and every one of us actually can play a pivotal role in winning the War on Terror. How? By demanding that our public and private pensions plans, college endowments, individual retirement account managers, 401(k) plans, and other investment vehicles exploit the leverage represented by investments in publicly traded companies that operate in terrorist-sponsoring states. In a unified front, we should make the pledge that "This is my money and it will not go to support terror." DivestTerror.org is a nationwide campaign aimed at some 400 public companies worldwide that are providing revenues, technology and moral cover to governments that sponsor terrorism.
The primary objective of this campaign is to force governments to choose between their sponsorship of terrorism and critical partnerships with publicly traded firms.
Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System - PPSERS
Companies Held by PPSERS with Ties to:
Saddam’s Iraq 22
North Korea 16
The 145 Companies that PPSERS is Invested in Are Involved in Projects in Terrorist-Sponsoring States Worth, at a Minimum,
Similar numbers show up for the two funds below
Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System
Philadelphia Board of Pensions & Retirement
Info is from this PDF file starting on page 94