Statement of Divestment Support from On-Campus Student Organizations

Dear ASUC Senate,

We, the below named campus organizations, fully support Senate Bill 118A, “A Bill In Support of UC Divestment From War Crimes.” As a University, we should not be profiting from war crimes. Investing our money in weapons manufacturers whose weapons have been directly linked to war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories by the Israeli government is inconsistent with our ethics. As organizations and as members of the broader Berkeley community, we feel alienated by President Smelko’s veto of a bill that supports human rights and upholds international law, and, which therefore embodies our values as an organization and as individuals.

We urge the ASUC to override President Smelko’s veto in order to uphold our values as a community, University, and as Americans.

In Solidarity,

Students for Justice in Palestine
Berkeley Human Rights Review
Sikh Student Association
Pilipino American Alliance (PAA)
Hardboiled: Asian Pacific American Issues Newsmagazine at UC Berkeley
Lebanese Student Association at Berkeley
Bridges: Multicultural Resource Center
Raza Recruitment and Retention Center
Pilipino Academic Student Services
Reach! (Asian Pacific Islander Recruitment and Retention Center)
Black Recruitment and Retention Center
Third world Assembly (TWA)
Phi Nu Xi Sorority
Pakistani Student Association (PSA)
Southeast Asian Student Coalition (SASC)
Arab Student Union (ASU)
La Voz de los Trabajadores/Worker’s voice
Youth for Socialist Action at UCB
Women of Color Collective, Leadership Council
Iranian Students Cultural Organization (ISCO)
Iranian Student Alliance in America (ISAA)
Afghan Student Association (ASA)
Queer Alliance and Resource Center (QARC)
Hispanic Engineers and Scientists (HES)
Black Engineering and Science Students Association (BESSA)
Mexcha
Xinaxtli
Civil Rights Commission
Muslim Student Association
Egyptian Students Association of Berkeley
Berkeley Stop the War Coalition
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice
Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law
Law Students for Justice in Palestine
Civil Rights Outreach Project
Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights
National Lawyers Guild–Boalt Chapter
Students for Environmental & Economic Justice
Boalt Muslim Student Association
Native American Law Student Association
Middle Eastern Law Student Association

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