May 22, 2018, Seattle, Washington – While gun violence continues, particularly in U.S. schools, Sister Judy Byron, OP, and other faith-based investors have led successful efforts to urge gun manufacturers to improve gun safety. As stockholders in gun manufacturer Sturm Ruger, Sister Judy and other faith-based investors proposed a shareholder resolution calling on the company to be transparent in the use of its guns in gun violence and in the company’s efforts toward gun safety. In spite of the company’s opposition, the resolution passed. Sister Judy is the director of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investments and a consultant for the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Portfolio Advisory Board. Read the entire article by Danny Westneat in The Seattle Times.
May 4, 2018, Prescott, Arizona – Sister Judy Byron, OP, and other faith-based investors have struggled for years to end the mass shootings and other forms of gun violence brought on by easy access to guns. Now, Sister Judy – Director of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment and consultant for the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Portfolio Advisory Board – will continue that struggle at the May 9 annual meeting of Sturm Ruger & Company. Stockholders will vote on a resolution written by faith-based investors to request that the weapons company be upfront about its efforts to lessen gun violence.
Read more about the efforts of Sister Judy and other faith-based investors in this article by Claudia Koerner on BuzzFeed News.