Manchester Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) are asking people to write to the Chair of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund. You can do this by completing the details below. You may add your own comments if you wish.
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To: Councillor S. Oldham, CBE,
Greater Manchester Pension Fund
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Dear Councillor Oldham
As a stakeholder in Greater Manchester Pension Fund, I feel the following issues are being ignored by the Fund's investment practice.
Arms companies are engaged in supplying deadly weapons to war zones, regions of tension, oppressive regimes and developing countries around the world. Local authorities, whose role it is to look after people in this country, should not invest in companies producing weapons that bring death and misery to people elsewhere in the world. By doing so, they also ignore the concerns of the public they serve; research shows that 77% of UK adults support ethical investment by Pension Funds.
As a Fund member/Council Tax Payer/Councillor (delete as appropriate), I am opposed to investments in this deadly trade and call upon you to end the Fund's investments in both UK and overseas arms companies now and in the future.
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