Letter-Writing Campaign: Appoint Finance Committee Chair Open to Divestment
Gary Cohn, a staunch opponent of divestment from fossil fuels, has resigned from the American University Board of Trustees to join the Trump administration. Cohn used his position as chair of the board's Finance & Investment Committee to block divestment in 2014. Fill out this form to send an email to the members of the committee demanding that they pick a new chair who is open to eliminating fossil fuel investments from the endowment and commit to reconsidering divestment.
Continuing to invest in the top coal, oil, and gas companies makes AU complicit in the climate crisis, a threat that jeopardizes all our futures. By refusing to halt these investments, AU is prioritizing the fossil fuel industry’s interests above those of its own students.