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Fri Mar 15, 2013, 10:04 AM

Hedge Fund Divestment

For those who are near NY. But even if you don't live in New York, contacting the company that holds your 401K or any investments you may have to tell them you want to divest from gun companies is a way you can act to express your opposition to gun violence.

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BainsBane Mar 2013 OP
freshwest Mar 2013 #1
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freshwest Mar 2013 #3
freshwest Mar 2013 #4
BainsBane Mar 2013 #5
freshwest Mar 2013 #6
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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 07:34 PM

1. A list of these companies is needed to show to shareholders.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 08:36 PM

2. good point

We should work on putting one together.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 08:42 PM

3. I don't know a thing about them - does the NRA reveal its funding sources?

We do know about the ALEC Stand Your Gun laws pushed by Koch, etc. But that's not direct enough, even though we have a thread with their website now posting the content of ALEC written bills. So many pieces of legislation don't mention who the contracts will go to in deals, like charter schools. I have no idea who can help with this. Although grantcart is probably be the best in researching as he did just before the election on that polling firm.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 10:39 PM

4. Here is a link I just stumbled upon. And hedgehog did a lot on ALEC.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 10:55 PM

5. You forgot to include the link. nt

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 01:25 AM

6. Oh, rats. It didn't paste. I'll go back where I found and seek it out.

Five Great Online Tools for Mining Public Records

http://billmoyers.com/2013/03/13/5-great-online-tools-for-mining-public-records/

And I'm wondering if the ALEC online shows any sponsors. Since you mentioned NYC you may know about the hedge fund world. I would not begin to know how to look this up and the databases may be pay only?

Certainly Occupy or Anonymous has the capability of finding out who is funding them. Remember when they did the chart on 'who owns everything' on the planet, all of those global corporations -- they have the capability.

But FOIA's might help do this.



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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 01:36 AM

7. I don't know a thing about that world

I happen to have Occupy the NRA on Facebook and the notice for the protest came across my news feed. I live in MN. I'll look at the link tomorrow.
Thanks!

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