Cindy McCain Sells Off Sudan-Linked Mutual Funds

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Considering the ongoing state-sanctioned murders and rapes in Darfur, divesting from companies that do business in Sudan is a proper move for nations and for individuals who care about human rights. I’m glad to see the McCains finally did just that, with Cindy McCain selling off all shares of two mutual funds which included companies with business interests in Sudan.

Considering John McCain has been calling for action in Darfur for years, it’s a bit surprising his wife hasn’t divested before now – unless the McCains simply didn’t know until recently that the two mutual funds included companies doing business in Sudan.

Whatever the rationale for why the McCains waited until now to sell, the act is a positive one and will hopefully inspire more Americans to make the same choice.