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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An Open Letter to the CalSTRS Board

Park Guthrie, Teacher

At your next board meeting, please discuss a two-pronged strategy to support the transition to a no-carbon economy that includes your robust strategy of ESG investing in most sectors coupled with a rapid divestment from fossil fuel companies.

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CalSTRS Climate-Competence Report Card

Fossil Free California has published a Climate Competence Report Card showing that CalSTRS is failing to protect our futures by fraternizing with fossil fuel giants and remaining invested in fossil fuels including coal. Please print and mail the report card to the CalSTRS Board members with your comments.

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CalSTRS “Transition to a Low-Carbon Future” Needs to Be Fast-Tracked

Joy Higa presents online

Many members of FFCA and Earth Guardians spoke at the CalSTRS investment committee last Wednesday, July 15 — and all public commenters at the remote meeting spoke in strong support of fossil fuel divestment. Diana Curiel warned of the national wave of climate liability lawsuits which are currently seeking damages from fossil fuel companies for…

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Tell CalSTRS: Put Divestment on the Agenda!

Join us this Wednesday, July 15th to demand that the CalSTRS Investment Committee put divestment on the agenda. This meeting is particularly important as the Investment Committee will be addressing their 10-year financial plan (Item 10) and sustainable investment strategies (Item 11). To make your voice heard (pick one, or do them all!): Call in to the…

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CTA Divestment Workshop

On June 23, 2020 Fossil Free California held a webinar especially for California Teachers’ Association (CTA) members on taking action in your chapter to urge CalSTRS to divest from fossil fuels. We shared powerful youth testimony, information on why CalSTRS should divest, and resources on the steps to take for your chapter to sign on…

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CTA Resolution Toolkit

CalSTRS needs to divest from fossil fuels to protect the future of our students and the security of our pensions. To convince CalSTRS to make this shift, Fossil Free California is asking local CTA chapters around the state to pass resolutions calling for divestment. As we receive these resolutions, we will share them with CalSTRS—and…

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Sample CTA Resolution

Click here to download an editable copy of a resolution to divest from fossil fuels that can be used by a CTA chapter. Please reach out if you have any questions or need help getting a resolution passed in your local. And please let us know once you have passed your resolution, so we can…

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Watch: “What is Divestment?”

While we’ve all been sheltering in place, the creative youth at Earth Guardians Bay Area Crew and Youth vs Apocalypse have been busy! Earth Guardians made public comment at CalSTRS’ online meeting: Magdalena waited for three hours in her dad’s car for her turn to speak. And in their spare time between online classes and…

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