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Make Your Church HP-Free

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) is one of the largest contractors of the U.S. defense industry. The technology created by HP helps deport U.S. immigrants on a scale we have never seen, tracks Americans held within the massive and discriminatory incarceration system, and denies Palestinians freedom of movement in the West Bank and Gaza. Hewlett-Packard sells the tools necessary for state repression: surveillance and population registration technologies. The biometric IDs, fingerprinting, and retinal scanning equipment and software developed by HP are critical to Israel’s ability to maintain segregation and apartheid.

 

 
We know from the anti-apartheid campaign against Polaroid in the 1970s that public pressure can sway a corporation from profiting off the violation of human rights. Several U.S. denominations have already divested from HP, including the Presbyterian Church, Unitarian Universalists, United Church of Christ, Quaker Friends Fiduciary, and Alliance of Baptists. In December 2016, Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz, California, became the first individual church to become HP-free. Now is the time for each of us to ensure we personally do not purchase HP products including computers, printers, and ink; and that our churches do the same.
 

What you can do: 

  1. If you're interested in becoming a campaign lead for your congregation contact advocacy@fosna.org with your name and church name or complete the form below.

     

  2. Use this presentation to talk to your church leaders and congregation about why boycotting HP is essential to justice and to the values held by Christian communities.

 

 

 

3. Is your congregation already on board? Great! Let us know you’ve become HP-free by signing this pledge!

4. If you'd like to pledge to boycott HP as an individual, you can do so here

Additional Resources:

The Boycott National Committee’s Hewlitt Packard Page

The American Friends Service Committee’s Investigate HP Page.

Mass Against HP’s Apartheid Technology Report

Alliance of Baptists Affirm Statement on BDS

Presbyterian Church on Divestment from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions

Methodist Conferences Divest from Companies Involved in the Israeli Occupation

Unitarian Universalists Divest from Companies Profiting from Israel’s Occupation

UCC Votes for Divestment, Boycott of Companies that Profit from Occupation of Palestinian Territories