LANSING, Mich., March 2, 2022 — Yesterday, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) introduced legislation to add Russia to the list of countries in Michigan’s Divestment from Terror Act. Adding Russia would require the immediate divestment of state money and assets from companies with business operations connected to Russia and prevent any future investment of state money and assets into Russian companies. State Rep. Mary Cavanagh (D-Redford) co-sponsored the legislation and issued the following statement in support of the move:

“I want to make it clear that the people of Michigan stand with Ukraine. We must hold Vladimir Putin accountable for the destruction caused by a needless and unjust war. That means doing everything we can, however big or small, to move beyond condemnation and take real, concrete action. We need to show our Ukrainian neighbors and loved ones that we stand with them with more than just words.”