PENSION DIVESTMENT IN THE NEWS!
Congratulations to 350Mass and DivestOurPensionsNow for a super successful divestment campaign action in Boston on Tuesday, July 21, including our own Pioneer Valley contingent! An open letter was delivered to Pension Fund Board by SEIU 509, the MA Nurses Association, Educators for a Democratic Union and Divest Our Pensions Now expressing concern about climate change related carbon risk to the pension fund, and receiving some great media attention:
- We’re were featured on the front page of Huffington Post Green — check it out: http://www.
huffingtonpost.com/green/This article includes the text of the letter from the letter signers.
- Great article in the Boston Globe: https://www.
bostonglobe.com/business/2015/ 07/20/service-workers- teachers-press-state-pension- divest-fossil-fuels/ lXY91iabxc2NcvcyyM48qI/story. html
- More coverage from Boston Magazine (http://www.bostonmagazine.
com/news/blog/2015/07/21/ma-) and Statehouse News Service / WWLP (http://wwlp.com/2015/07/21/ unions-call-for-divestment/ labor-groups-want-fossil-fuel-) divestment-from-pension-fund/
Be sure to share far and wide and to “like” and retweet 350Mass and DivestOurPensionsNow on social media! And think about reaching out to your local paper about divestment, with letters to the editor and op-eds.