Divest NY Teachers

East Greenbush, NY

Divest NY Teachers is a campaign of DivestNY, a diverse coalition of 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 campaign to get, the City of New York to commit to divest it's pension funds from fossil fuels. We are now working to get the State of New York and the New York State Teachers Retirement System to divest.

Students have been in the streets of New York by the thousands demanding action on climate. New York's elementary and high 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 alone is invested in Exxon, at the same time New York City is suing Exxon for the destruction caused by hurricane Sandy.

If you would like to join the DIVEST NY Teachers Campaign -- contact Ruth Foster at rmfosterny@gmail.com.

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