Martha Jorz: Stop supporting UMass and Raytheon

GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

Hundreds of UMass students, faculty and community members gather for a “Rally for Rafah” on Wednesday afternoon outside of the Student Union.

Hundreds of UMass students, faculty and community members gather for a “Rally for Rafah” on Wednesday afternoon outside of the Student Union. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Hundreds of UMass students, faculty and community members gather for a “Rally for Rafah” on Wednesday afternoon outside of the Student Union.

Hundreds of UMass students, faculty and community members gather for a “Rally for Rafah” on Wednesday afternoon outside of the Student Union. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Published: 05-20-2024 10:06 AM

To those protesting the war and genocide in Gaza, refusing to support those institutions with monetary gifts is also an option. If we stop financially supporting and investing in those institutions that make the production of weapons of war possible we can bring about a global universal cease fire and stand down. I personally have told UMass they will not receive any more money from me until they stop their association with Raytheon. That not only means divestiture, but also recruiting on the UMASS campus. I hope others will join in withholding any financial support from those institutions enabling global war. We must do everything possible to keep world war three from starting.

Martha Jorz

Amherst

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