Divest NY Teachers

East Greenbush, NY

Divest NY Teachers is a campaign of Divest NY, a diverse coalition of grassroots organizations working to get institutions to divest from fossil fuels. We say "Stop funding climate destruction. Fund the transition to clean, safe and renewable power now!"

Divest NY successfully led the campaigns to get, the City of New York and the State of New York to commit to divest their pension funds from fossil fuels. We are now fighting to get the New York State Teachers Retirement System to divest.

Students are demanding action on climate. New York's school teachers and employees must demand that their pension fund help create a sustainable future for themselves and their students. Currently the NYS Teachers Retirement System has $122 billion in assets with billions invested in climate destroying oil, gas and coal. Close to half a billion is invested in Exxon alone.

If you would like to join the DIVEST NY Teachers Campaign -- contact Ruth Foster at rmfosterny@gmail.com. For more information go to divestnyteachers.org.

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