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Legislators request Permanent Fund board to stop investing in companies implicated in Darfur genocide

Posted on 19 February 2009

From Alaskareport.com: Today 4 Democrats renewed a call on the Permanent Fund Corporation to cooperate in efforts to stop investing state funds in companies implicated in the 5 year long Darfur genocide. The Corporation is meeting today and tomorrow, and will reconsider its position opposing these efforts.

“Last year we tried hard, but failed, to get the Permanent Fund Corporation to offer proactive input, and help in crafting bill language they found workable. There’s a welcome openness at the Corporation this year to reconsider their position, and we are encouraged,” said Rep. Les Gara, who is co-sponsoring legislation to require divestment with Democrats Reps….. Full Article: Source


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