Statement of support

Statement of support for increased transparency and disclosure for genocide-free investing

We support efforts to pass legislation that will increase transparency and disclosure by financial firms regarding investments in companies that substantially contribute to genocide or crimes against humanity. We hope legislation will empower the vast majority of Americans, who do not want their hard-earned savings connected to egregious human rights abuses, to make informed decisions and to avoid such connections should they choose to do so.


American Jewish World Service
Ruth Messinger, President
New York, NY

Armenian Assembly of America
Bryan Ardouny
Executive Director

Armenian National Committee of America
Aram Hamparian, Executive Director
Washington, DC

American Friends Service Committee – Pacific Mountain Region
Stephen McNeil, Assistant Regional Director for Peacebuilding
San Francisco, CA

Bellarmine University STAND
Katie Chal, core chapter leader
Louisville, KY

Church Alliance for a New Sudan
Faith J. H. McDonnell, Director
Washington, DC

Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action
Roz Duman, Director
Denver, CO

Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
Alexander Levering Kern, Executive Director
Newton, MA

Connecticut Coalition to Save Darfur
Timothy Oslovich, Chairperson
Hartford, CT

Dallas Refugee Committee, Inc.
Cindy Weber, Director
Dallas, TX

Darfur Action Group–Northwest Bronx/Yonkers
Gene Binder, Member, Steering Committee
Bronx, New York

Darfur and Beyond
Cory Williams, Co-founder
Phoenix, Arizona

Darfur Community Organization
Bakheit A Shata, Executive Director
Omaha, NE

Dear Sudan, Love, Marin
Gerri Miller, Coordinator
Tiburon, CA

Earth Rights International
Katharine Redford, Director
Washington, DC

East Timor and Indonesia Action Network
John M. Miller, National Coordinator
Brooklyn, NY

Enough Project
John Bradshaw, Executive Director
Washington, DC

Mia Farrow
Actor and Sudan Advocate

Helen Fein
Board Chairperson, Institute for the Study of Genocide
Associate, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Fur Cultural Revival
El-Fadel Arbab, Secretary and Lecturer
Portland, Maine

Genocide No More–Save Darfur
Marv Steinberg, Coordinator
Redding, CA

Genocide Watch: The International Campaign to End Genocide
Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, President
Washington, DC

Georgia Coalition to Prevent Genocide
Melanie Nelkin, Chair
Atlanta, Georgia

Ted Robert Gurr
Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus
University of Maryland

Barbara Harff
Professor of Political Science Emerita
U.S. Naval Academy, Distinguished Visiting Professor 2003, 2005
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University

Idaho Darfur Coalition
Marcia Prasch, Co-Founder
Boise, Idaho

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Laura Berry, Executive Director
New York, NY

The Institute on Religion and Democracy
Mark Tooley, President
Washington, DC

Investors Against Genocide
Eric Cohen, Chairperson
Boston, MA

Jewish World Watch
Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, Executive Director
Los Angeles, CA

Jews Against Genocide
Eileen Weiss, co-director
New York, NY

Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur
William Rosenfeld, Director
Boston, MA

My Sisters Keeper
Rev. Gloria White Hammond, MD, Executive Director
Boston, MA

New Haven Alliance for Congo
Nell Okie, Member
New Haven, Connecticut

New York City Coalition for Darfur
Sharon Silber, co-director
New York, New York

New York Darfur Vigil Group
Helga Moor, Coordinator
New York, New York

Operation Broken Silence
Mark Hackett, President
Memphis, TN

Eric Reeves
Sudan Researcher

San Antonio Interfaith Darfur Coalition
Susan Smylie, Coordinator of Advocacy
San Antonio, TX

San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition
Mohamed Suleiman, President
San Francisco, CA

Shine a Ray of Hope
Carmen Paolercio, Coordinator
New Rochelle, New York

Stop Genocide Now
Gabriel Stauring, Director
Los Angeles, CA

Sudan Advocacy Action Forum
Eleanor Wright, Moderator
Birmingham, AL

Temple Ahavat Achim
Lakshmi Sirois, chair of Social Action Committee
Gloucester, MA

THE INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy
Joseph K. Grieboski, Founder and Chairman of the Board
Alexandria, VA

Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
Patricia A. Daly, Executive Director
Montclair, NJ

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
William F. Schulz, President and CEO
Cambridge, MA

Unitarian Universalist Association
Timothy Brennan, Treasurer
Boston, MA

United to End Genocide
Bama Athreya, Executive Director
Washington, DC