There is an injustice happening in the world today. I won’t even try to explain it in my own words because I will probably screw it up, so read this email that Change.org sent me today.
Citibank and Barclays could save the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda.
The Ugandan legislature could vote any day on a so-called “Kill the Gays” bill that could result in legalizing the death penalty for any LGBT person in the country. But Citibank and Barclays together have hundreds of millions of dollars invested in Uganda and wield significant influence in the country, just as banking lobbyists wield influence with Congress in the US. If Citibank and Barclays speak out against the “Kill the Gays” bill, Ugandan legislators will take notice in a hurry.
Collin Burton is a Citibank customer — he’s also gay. Collin started a petition on Change.org asking Citibank and Barclays to speak out against the “Kill the Gays” bill. Click here to sign Collin’s petition right now.
Citibank and Barclays are both big supporters of LGBT rights for their own employees, yet they invest money with a government that is threatening to execute LGBT people. “I expect Citibank and Barclays to live up to the values of equality and fairness, not just list them on their websites,” Collin says.
If Citibank and Barclays speak out against the “Kill the Gays” bill, Ugandan legislators will see that they are risking the business relationships that keep their government afloat.
Click here to sign Collin’s petition asking Citibank and Barclays to issue strong statements condemning Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill. The bill could come up for a vote any day, so swift action is essential.
Thanks for being a change-maker,
– Eden and the Change.org team
Does this not sound like a holocaust to you? They want to exterminate gays just as the Nazi’s exterminated the Jews, Gays, Blacks and anyone who wasn’t what they expected to be the perfect human being.
How can you help by clicking the link above and signing the petition asking Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda? If they threatened to cut ties with them, perhaps Uganda will change their mind. If they still won’t change their minds at least Citibank and Barclays won’t have blood on their hands by being associated with Uganda knowing they are in bed with the Nazi’s of today.
Please, sign the petition. You don’t even know how many lives you might save just by clicking a link and signing a petition. It could be in the thousands or millions even. If this is allowed to happen in Uganda then perhaps the hate might spread like wildfire and next thing you know other countries will be following suit.
It’s just a shame that Citibank and Barclays, being pro-gay businesses themselves, didn’t just take action on their own. Why has it come down to a petition on change.org for them to do something?