Sign the petition: Demand that State Treasurers and public pensions vote for climate justice and Indigenous rights this spring

Shareholder season is the time of year when every publicly-traded company in America has their Annual General Meeting (AGM). At AGMs, investors vote on a variety of proposals introduced by fellow shareholders.

This April and May, investors in Wall Street banks and insurance companies will vote on at least four shareholder proposals related to climate justice and Indigenous rights.

  • A resolution calling for a time-bound phase-out of financing for companies engaged in fossil fuel expansion.

  • A resolution demanding that big banks report on how they respect internationally-recognized human rights standards for Indigenous Peoples.

  • An anti-greenwashing resolution that would push banks to adopt real climate targets.

  • A resolution calling on big banks to publish a comprehensive plan to transition away from fossil fuels.

These votes are some of the most important climate votes that you’ve never heard of. How they pan out will go a long way to determining how quickly big banks and insurance companies wind down their financing for coal, oil, and gas. Shareholders, after all, are literally the people who own the company.

It’s vital that major public pensions ― which collectively own trillions of dollars of shares in big banks and insurance companies ― vote to support these resolutions.

Sign the petition to demand that State Treasurers and public pensions vote YES on critical climate justice and Indigenous rights resolutions this spring.

Here is the petition we will deliver to State Treasurers and public pensions.

Participating Organizations:
198 methods
350 Santa Fe
350 Silicon Valley
350 Yakima
7 Directions of Service
Alliance For Just Money
Amazon Watch
Carbon Collective Investing
Climate Action Rhode Island-350
Climate Hawks Vote
Climate Organizing Hub
Climate Reality Chicago Metro
The Climate Reality Project
Connecticut Citizen Action Group
Daily Kos
Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area
Extinction Rebellion US
Fridays For Future Digital
Friends of the Earth Action
Green New Now
Hip Hop Caucus
Minnesota Divestment Coalition
Oil & Gas Action Network
The Peoples Hub
Port Arthur Community Action Network (“PACAN”)
Positive Money US
Rivers & Mountains GreenFaith
Stop the Money Pipeline
Third Act