Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Sudan disinvestment bill another important Illinois victory

The Governor's end-of-session press release here reminded me that Senator Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago) had a huge victory for international justice: SB 23 (read it here) that pulls all the state's pension dollars out of Sudan, a tragic place where a genocide is occuring right now.

The state's pension dollars are also pulled out of any terrorist-harboring nation identified by the feds (so Saudi Arabia gets a pass).

I think it's great when state leaders also take on global issues. Our lives are affected by events around the globe, and our local and state representatives are completely justified in working in their state-and-local-electedcapacities to solve problems in distant lands.


Amy Allen said...

Oh, it passed?

Nathan Kaufman said...