After more than five years of inspiring and creative campaigning from the climate movement, the New York City and State pensions are moving forward to freeze new investments in fossil fuels and divest.
This victory is huge. Combined, the city and state pension funds are worth a whopping $390 billion, making this the largest pension coal, oil and gas divestment in THE WORLD.
This is a major win for New Yorkers, but it is also an undeniable victory for all of us. We’ve been stigmatizing the fossil fuel industry through divestment for years and fighting for our communities -- and we are winning.
Let’s take a moment to thank Governor Cuomo and Comptroller Stringer. This helps support their decision to divest, and will hold them accountable to make this commitment a reality. Sign the thank you letter, or edit with your own words.