Date(s) - 06/21/17
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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JOIN US AS WE ASK THE TRUSTEES OF THE NY CITY RETIREMENT SYTEMS TO FULLY DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS — WE NEED CLIMATE LEADERSHIP NOW! ***
WHAT: Rally for Fossil Fuel Divestment
WHERE: 1 Centre Street
WHEN: 8:30 AM
Join us for a morning flyering event outside 1 Centre Street, then come to sit in on the public part of the quaterly Common Investments meeting, making a statement with our presence.
We also stand in solidarity with Standing Rock and demand that NYC must divest all holdings from the 6 construction companies building DAPL that make up the “Energy Transfer Partners Family of companies”.
We know who is responsible: fossil fuel companies knowingly perpetuating the climate crisis. Investments in the fossil fuel industry fund climate impacts like Superstorm Sandy. Even so, New York City and New York State continue to invest billions in coal, oil, and gas companies.
The same year that Sandy hit, New Yorkers urged the City Comptroller, Scott Stringer, to divest their pension funds from this destruction. Scott Stringer has repeatedly called for climate action, even as pension funds continue their investments in the flailing, failing, and dangerous fossil fuel industry. With the moral and financial reasons to divest adding up, the push is reaching a boiling point.
Now, in the face of a regressive and anti-climate Trump administration, it is more critical than ever for New York to step into its leadership and divest from fossil fuels to reinvest in an economy that works for all of us.
RSVP by clicking “attending”! Help us send a message to City Comptroller and pension trustees that their leadership is more important than ever.