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Investor Advocate: Buy Stock, Gain A Voice

Jan 8, 2015
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In an environment where companies hold a lot of power, can you make a difference by buying just one share in a company?

Yes, said Brian Reavey, Marianist Province’s director for justice, peace and integrity of creation. Reavey will speak about shareholder advocacy on Thursday at a Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice program.

“There’s a lot of power in owning shares or just even being aware of what companies we’re buying our products from,” he told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh on Thursday.

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