Thursday, 29 November 2012

Citibank and Barclays Petition

There are currently two big petitions running to put pressure on Citibank and Barclays to denounce the bill:

  1. Petition One (Started by Patrick Strudwick, currently 489,393 signed)
  2. Petition Two (Started by Collin Burton, currently 489,302 signed)

We urge you to sign both of them and also tweet 'Condemn Uganda’s 'Kill the Gays' Bill' to @BarclaysOnline and @Citibank

From Patrick Strudwick:

Barclays and Citibank - two of the largest banks in the world - both have millions of pounds invested in Uganda and wield a huge influence on the government. Citibank has nearly $300 million in assets invested Uganda, and is a major leader in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce based in Kampala, Uganda’s capital. Barclays is Uganda’s third largest bank, with more than 1,000 employees in the country.

From Collin Burton:

Citibank and Barclays are also well known for supporting their LGBT employees and protecting their employees and customers from anti-gay discrimination. Citibank is a huge supporter of LGBT groups in the United States, and has received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. And this year Stonewall named Barclays the most LGBT-friendly company in all of Scotland, and the bank is regularly is ranked as one of the best companies for LGBT people to work for in the world.

Combined, their influence could sway the bill.

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