Asbarez: Senators Portantino & Wilk Urge Senate Support for Turkey Divestment
SACRAMENTO—State Senators Anthony Portantino and Scott Wilk on Tuesday sent a letter to their colleagues in the California State Senate urging them to support AB 1597, which calls for the divestment of California’s public pension funds from investment vehicles that are owned, controlled or managed by the Turkish government.
“We are committed to seeing this bill progress through the legislature this year. California has led efforts to recognize the Armenian Genocide and we understand the destructive and divisive consequences of denial. Now, it is the time to ensure that our taxpayer funds are no longer used to aid Turkey’s denial of the Armenian Genocide,” Senators Portantino and Wilk said.
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