Equality California
Senate Resolution 18 | SR 18

Senate Resolution 18

Senate Resolution 18 urges California’s two largest pension plans, CalPERS and CalSTRS, to cease making direct future investments in Russia, and to encourage companies in which employee retirement funds are invested and that are doing business in Russia not to enable human rights violations. It also calls on the International Olympic Committee to seek a written guarantee from the Russian government that athletes and other visitors to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will not be prosecuted under the anti-gay laws, urges NBC Universal to discuss the negative impact of these laws on-air during its broadcast of the games, and calls upon the President, Congress, and the Department of State to increase efforts to encourage the decriminalization of homosexuality in countries around the world.


Senator Mark Leno

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