CalSTRS divestment rally, 6/12

children_divest200x135.pngOn Friday, June 12, the Investment Committee of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) meets in West Sacramento. We will rally at CalSTRS headquarters to urge that the committee begin the process of divestment from fossil fuels.

It’s time for CalSTRS to fulfill its stated “Investment Policy for Mitigating Environmental, Social, and Governance Risks." That policy calls for the fund, before investing in a company, to examine how that company "is dealing with the impact of climate change, including whether the government [of the company] is taking steps to reduce its impact, exacerbating the problem, or oblivious to the risk."

Clearly, companies that traffic in oil, coal, and gas are exacerbating the problem of climate change, and they are oblivious to the risk. Therefore, CalSTRS should not invest in such companies. For the sake of our teachers and for the sake of our children, we urge the Investment Committee and the board to purge its investments of fossil fuels. It is safer for the CalSTRS portfolio—it is safer for the Earth—to divest.

Join us!

WHEN
June 12, 2015 at 8:15am - 10:15am
WHERE
CalSTRS headquarters
100 Waterfront Pl
West Sacramento, CA 95605
United States
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CONTACT
Jane Vosburg · · 707-525-1911
34 RSVPS

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commented 2015-05-31 18:50:41 -0700 · Flag
I won’t be leaving for Jamaica until after this event so would be happy to come & raise Holy Anger. I have Prius, can take 4 oeople
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commented 2015-05-24 11:37:05 -0700 · Flag
CalSTRS committee members have heard public comment for a year. They are intent on engaging with fossil fuel companies in which they invest billions of dollars. Let’s make the message loud and clear that we want CalSTRS to help protect the climate for our children and grandchildren. The more people who come to the rally, the more powerful the message. The time is ripe. With greater public awareness and the upcoming SB 185, we will get CalSTRS to divest from fossil fuels. Help us make that happen!
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