governor wrote to his 49 counterparts urging them to join his state in
divesting from Iran
“During the recently concluded Florida
legislative session, the Florida Senate and House of Representatives passed
legislation to divest the Florida
pension fund of financial sectors and businesses that deal with the governments
of Iran and the
Charlie Crist (R.) said in his letter from Israel,
wher he is leading a trade mission.
“The legislation, unanimously passed in both chambers,
is a statement to the Iranian and Sudanese governments that Florida
will not idly stand by and allow businesses that operate in Iran
and the Sudan
to foster terror. I look forward to signing this legislation upon my return to Florida.
I respectfully encourage you to join me by introducing similar legislation to
divest your state’s financial resources of companies or sectors doing business
with the governments of Iran
and the Sudan.
I look forward to discussing this matter with you during the National Governors
Association summer meeting in Traverse City, Michigan.”
About a dozen other states are considering legislation
that would divest pension funds from companies that deal with Iran.