On June 24, the California Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security approved SB 185, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León's coal divestment bill, by a vote of 5 to 1. The bill now goes to the Appropriations Committee and then to the floor of the Assembly.
Here is a video of the hearing. It includes testimony from Senator de León, NextGen Climate COO Daniel Lashof, and investment managers from Trillium and Green Century. Thirteen more speakers announced their support, including Fossil Free California coalition members RL Miller of the California Democratic Party, Linda Rudolph of the Public Health Institute, Rick Guerrero of SEIU Local 1000, Chris Brown of 350 Sacramento, and Carla West of 350 Bay Area.
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