2017 Global Divestment Mobilization/Boston

 

Push Back at Trump, Tillerson and Trotsky* – 
Join the May 16
Billionaires Bash

A Satirical “Celebration” of the MA Pension Fund’s Continued Investment in and Complicity with Fossil Fuel Companies that are Disrupting the Climate
 

WHEN: 10:30 AM, MAY 16, 2017
WHERE: AT THE MA PENSION FUND (PRIM) OFFICE
84 STATE STREET, BOSTON
RSVP: Facebook event page
GUEST SPEAKERS: TBA
Part of the May 2017 Global Divestment Mobilization

We will be fossil fuel executives and billionaires dancing as the world burns!
Wear your best tuxedos, top hats, gowns and tiaras.
 
But seriously, the message will be that PRIM must dump its toxic assets. 
The science is clear.
The moral arguments are compelling.
The financial future of thousands of pensioners is at stake.
The next generation is counting on us.
 
The PRIM (Pension Reserve Investment Management Board) has invested billions of state employees’ and teachers’ pension money in fossil fuel funds, including:

  • almost $2 billion in coal, gas and oil,

  • $200 million in Exxon Mobil, and

  • over $50 million in the companies building the Dakota Access Pipeline.

 

PRIM has steadfastly refused to consider divesting from these companies and it is time to shine a spotlight on their complicity with climate degradation and disruption.  Experts agree that most fossil fuel reserves must remain underground if we are to have any chance of avoiding the most catastrophic results of climate change.   Now more than ever – with the CEO of Exxon Mobil as Secretary of State and climate deniers in high office – we must take a stand here in Massachusetts.  JOIN US ON MAY 16Stay tuned for more details.     

 

Respond to darcy@divestourpensionsnow.org if you would like to be on the planning committee, to help with sign-making, props, or media.

*M.Trotsky is the Exec. Dir. and CIO of the MA Pension Fund.