WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In further evidence that the Holy Land Principles campaign is gaining steam, nine shareholder Resolutions have been filed for 2016.
The Holy Land Principles is an 8-point corporate code of conduct for American companies doing business in Israel-Palestine. The Principles are pro-Jewish, pro-Palestinian and pro-company. The Principles do not call for quotas, reverse discrimination, disinvestment or boycotts—only for fair employment by American companies.
Shamefully, some extreme elements have maliciously attempted to misrepresent and demonize the Principles. That will not succeed.
Holy Land Principles, Inc. has filed the following nine Shareholder Resolutions: 1. Cisco; 2. Intel; 3. Coca Cola; 4. Pepsi; 5. FedEx; 6. UPS; 7. GE; 8. GM; 9. McDonald's.
Apart from the Cisco resolution, the other eight Resolutions call on the companies to sign the Holy Land Principles.
The Cisco resolution calls on Cisco "to disclose the breakdown of its workforce there [Israel-Palestine] using the nine job categories which are utilized in the U.S. Department of Labor's EEO-1 Report (Equal Employment Opportunity): 1. Officials and managers; 2. Professionals; 3. Technicians; 4. Sales; 5. Office and clerical; 6. Craft Workers (skilled); 7. Operatives (semiskilled); 8. Laborers (unskilled); 9. Service workers."
Fr. Sean Mc Manus — President of Capitol Hill-based Holy Land Principles, Inc. and the Irish National Caucus said: "One cannot ask American companies doing business in the Holy Land a more elemental and existential question than, 'Can you, as an American company, proudly and transparently stand behind you fair employment record in Palestine-Israel?'"
Fr. Mc Manus explained: "The Holy Land Principles are so basic and fundamental that it is now almost impossible to believe that this issue had never been raised before until the Holy Land Principles were launched in 2012. No American company doing business in Palestine-Israel had ever been presented with a fair employment Resolution! Whence this extraordinary oversight and negligence by investors, especially in the SRI and faith-based community?"
Fr. Mc Manus concluded: "Holy Land Principles have now filled this vacuum that had, for many years, been crying out to be filled. It is our firm hope that investors will increasingly become aware of this elemental and existential issue. And surely the holy season of Christmas is a most appropriate time for such consciousness raising. We must make 'room' in the boardroom for the Holy Land Principles."
Fr. Sean Mc Manus
Holy Land Principles, Inc.
P.O. BOX 15128
Washington, DC 20003-0849
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