Media Advisory: Senator Lena Gonzalez to Host Press Conference Announcing Introduction of Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill to Advance California Climate Goals

Sacramento, Calif. – On February 17, 2022, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) will host a virtual press conference announcing a new bill in her legislative package for the 2022 legislative session. Senator Gonzalez will discuss her bill on fossil fuel divestment, a bill that seizes the momentum of the worldwide divestment movement and continues…

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Media Advisory: CalSTRS to Go Head to Head with Divestment Advocates at Sustainability Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For the first time ever, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is engaging publicly with advocates of fossil fuel divestment. Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education Consensus and Collaboration Program will be hosting a virtual Sustainability Symposium on Wednesday, February 9th from 4:00-6:30 PM PST. Speakers at the symposium will include…

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Santa Monica Youth Call Out CalSTRS’ Harry Keiley

### On August 14th at 10 AM on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, youth from all over Los Angeles will be demonstrating against the California Teachers’ Retirement Association (CalSTRS) investing billions of dollars into fossil fuels. CalSTRS is the 2nd largest pension fund in the U.S., managing over 300 billion dollars and serving…

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Attack on the Capitol, Racism, and Fossil Fuels

The attempted coup last week was an attack on our Congress and on democracy itself. It also highlights the structural racism in contrasting the police violence towards Black Lives Matter protesters with how the white insurrectionists were met. While the majority white insurgents met with police-sympathizers, Black Lives Matter protesters are hailed with rubber bullets, tear…

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2020 Divestment Wins

Throughout this year, we have continued to fight alongside our allies to push for divestment of the CalPERS and CalSTRS pension funds. 2020 has turned out to be a formational year in setting the stage for greater wins in 2021 and beyond. This year marked a turning point in the profitability of oil where for…

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Faculty Association for California Community Colleges (FACCC) Endorses Divestment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Miriam Eide – miriam@fossilfreeca.org – 507-923-6346 Faculty Association for California Community Colleges (FACCC) Endorses Divestment joining a growing movement urging CalSTRS to move its money out of fossil fuels Sacramento, CA – FACCC, an advocacy group for community college faculty, is the latest teachers’ professional association to call on the California State…

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Paula Buel: Retired Teacher Urges Teachers to Mobilize for CalSTRS Divestment

Career California school teacher Paula Buel recently spoke with a friend in the northwest U.S. forced to make sudden, heart-wrenching decisions about her horses during a wildfire evacuation, one example of how climate disruptions cause novel and traumatizing last-second decisions. Paula: “Look around you…. these climate disasters are happening all around us and we have…

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If CalPERS Divested from Coal, Why Does It Still Have $6.5B Invested?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14th, 7am EST Contacts: Miriam Eide, miriam@fossilfreeca.org, 507-923-634                 Sandy Emerson, sandy@fossilfreeca.org, 650-743-0524                 Vanessa Warheit, vwarheit@gmail.com, 415-225-4435 If CalPERS Divested from Coal, Why Does It Still have $6.5B Invested? Report Finds Nation’s Largest Pension Fund Remains Heavily Invested in Coal, Possibly in Violation of California Law  Sacramento, California — A new report…

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