Tell NYC & NYS: Divest Teachers' Pensions from Fossil Fuels

Tell NYC & NYS: Divest Teachers' Pensions from Fossil Fuels

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Liat Olenick started this petition to UFT and

The climate crisis is here. New reports show that we will soon reach irreversible tipping points that could cause global catastrophe, unprecedented mass extinction, displacement and disaster. Already, millions of people around the world are suffering because of the consequences of human-caused climate change. We urgently need to decarbonize our economy.

Meanwhile the fossil fuel industry has spent decades lying to the public about the effects of their products and trying to prevent climate action while profiting off the destruction of our planet.

As teachers, we should not be funding an industry that is stealing our students' futures. But even though the city SAYS they have divested our pensions from fossil fuels, they have not. And New York state is still heavily invested in fossil fuel polluters. 

We call on our unions, the UFT and NYSUT, to demand divestment from fossil fuels and we call on the New York City and New York State Comptrollers, Scott Stringer and Thomas DiNapoli to divest all New York City and  State pension funds from the fossil fuel industry NOW. We are running out of time and our students deserve a livable future. 

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