Climate Justice Canvassing at Labor Day Parade
Join NYC-DSA’s Climate Justice Working Group and DivestNY to canvass public sector union members in support of NYC’s full divestment from fossil fuels. We will be collecting signatures and recruiting members to join and grow our divestment campaign by pressuring Comptroller Stringer and the city pension boards to divest.
New York City’s pension fund currently hold over three billion dollars in fossil fuel investments. The largest city pension fund in the country is supposed to be guaranteeing workers’ futures, but instead, it’s financing energy companies whose business model is polluting air, poisoning water, and heating the planet. Public pensions shouldn’t serve to increase the frequency and severity of hurricanes like Sandy, Harvey, and Irma! And they shouldn’t be holding fossil fuel investments that lost the Teacher’s Retirement System $135 million in a single year.
***TO SIGN UP FOR PRE-CANVASSING TRAININGS on 9/7 & 9/8 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WITH THE SUBJECT LINE “CANVAS TRAINING”***
Public employees and union members, please sign the petition here! And mention your union or organization in the comments: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/protect-our-pensions-people-and-planet-petition-for-full-divestment-from-fossil-fuels