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SR-S18-21: The Protection of Palestinian Human Rights Act

A resolution to support the divestment of all of the investments in the George Washington University’s endowment profiting from violation of international law and human rights affecting Palestinians, but also other communities globally, specifically The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Elbit Systems Ltd., Caterpillar Inc., CEMEX, General Electric, Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Raytheon Company, Motorola Solutions, Inc. pursuant to the University’s mission statement and core values as an institution.

Sponsored by: Sen. Joshua Gomez (CCAS-U), Sen. Eden Vitoff (CCAS-U), Sen. Jessica Martinez (CCAS-G), Sen. Shaheera Albasit (CCAS-G)

Endorsed by: Queer Radicals, GWU Students for Justice in Palestine, GWU Muslim Students’ Association, Jewish Voice for Peace GWU, Young Democratic Socialists of America GW, GWU Students for Indigenous and Native American Rights, Association of Queer Women and Allies, No Lost Generation GWU, GW Arab Student Association

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Approved without presidential action

The president declined to sign or veto the resolution. It was entered into the legislative record on 2 May 2018. If it is neither signed nor vetoed, a measure automatically goes into effect seven class days after its passage in the Senate.

Passed the full Senate

Approved with a vote of 18 to 6, with six abstentions, on 24 April 2018.

Reported to the full Senate

Approved in the Finance committee with a vote of 5 to 1, with three abstentions, on 12 April 2018.

Reported to the full Senate

Approved in the Student Life committee with a vote of 5 to 0, with two abstentions, on 11 April 2018.

Introduced to committees

Sen. Gomez (CCAS-U), Sen. Vitoff (CCAS-U), Sen. Martinez (CCAS-G), and Sen. Albasit (CCAS-G) introduced to the Student Life committee and Finance committee on 4 April 2018.