Statement regarding Coca Cola Boycott

We the Students of the UMSA and UM/Protestant Community in our Christian tradition agree to boycott Coca-Cola and encourage American University to cut its contract with Coca-Cola until the company allows an independent third party investigation into the allegations made in Columbia and India.

If allegations are proven, we expect Coca-Cola to make amends for these actions before ending the boycott.

Finally, we give permission to the Justice Committee under the guidance of Chaplain and Social Justice Coordinator to take action on this issue and to write a formal resolution to the Board of Trustees expressing the community’s concerns.

Coca-Cola is a company that represents America to the world and that representation should not be one of violence and environmental degradation.