Posts by Sandy Emerson

August 9: Ask SF Retirement Board to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Update: SFERS divestment vote postponed to August 9. On August 9, divestment activists have a unique opportunity to urge the SF Retirement Board (SFERS) to divest from fossil fuels.  After four long years, the Board will vote up or down on full divestment from fossil fuels!. Can you join us at the board meeting? We…

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CalSTRS Divests from Non-US Thermal Coal

On June 7, CalSTRS’ powerful Investment Committee unanimously approved divestment from non-US thermal coal. This completes the divestment process set in motion by SB 185, and follows last year’s divestment from domestic thermal coal.

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Move Your Money: How to Break Up with Your Bank

Move Your Money

Fossil Free California’s recent “Move Your Money” seminar drew a good crowd of people looking to break up with their big banks and move their checking, savings, and credit cards to a socially responsible bank or credit union.  Over the last year, “DefundDAPL” and related projects have inspired people to move more than $81 million…

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SB 560 Passed by Key CA Senate Committee

After weeks of negotiations, FFCA’s bill (SB 560) defining “financial climate risk”, was passed on its second hearing by the CA Senate PER Committee. The bill’s authors are now seeking co-sponsors as the bill moves toward the Appropriations Committee.

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