BDS – Get Involved!
There are a number of different ongoing campaigns nationwide that supporters of human rights for Palestinians can become involved in. Locally, the Rachel Corrie Foundation is working to defend the gains of our Olympia Coop, the first food institution to implement a full boycott, to push for a boycott of Caterpillar, and to support efforts by members of the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to divest from companies profiting from the occupation. For information on volunteering with RCF, contact email@example.com to receive a volunteer form. For more information on national campaigns, and other local campaigns in Olympia, see the list below.
Olympia BDS – Olympia BDS is a grassroots network of community members in Olympia, WA, joining the call by Palestinian civil society for a nonviolent, global movement of boycott, divestment, and sanctions of Israel, until it meets the requirements of human rights and international law.
TESC Divest! at the Evergreen State College – TESC Divest! is a student-led organization in Olympia, Washington working to end Evergreen State College’s complicity in Israel’s abuses of Palestinian human rights through the non-violent tactic of divestment.
U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) – USACBI is a U.S.-based campaign focused on a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions, responding to the call of Palestinian civil society to join the BDS movement against Israel.
U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation – The U.S. Campaign is a coalition of over 380 local, regional, and national groups working to end U.S. support for Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem through a variety of strategies, including BDS. The Rachel Corrie Foundation is one of the member organizations of the U.S. Campaign.
We Divest – We Divest is a campaign by Jewish Voice for Peace – the largest US-based grassroots organization dedicated to promoting full equality, democracy, and self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians – to pressure TIAA-CREF, one of the largest financial services companies in the United States, to divest from the Israeli occupation.