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Who we are:

We are teachers, climate activists and students who demand that the NYS Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS) stop funding climate destruction and divest from fossil fuels. We are a committee of Divest NY, who led the successful campaigns to divest The New York State Common Retirement Fund and New York City's pensions funds.

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Comptroller DiNapoli announces that the NYS Common Retirement Fund will divest!

Thanks to the hundreds of activists in dozens of groups across the state for their efforts to get Comptroller DiNapoli to divest from fossil fuels. Here is Divest NY's press release.

Divest NY is a loose coalition of dozens of local and statewide organizations. Here is a list of a few of the organizations that currently serve on our planning calls:

     

            350 NYC

            350 Rockland / New Jersey

            Green Education and Legal Fund

            Indivisible New York chapters

            New York State Council of Churches

            New York Youth Climate Leaders

            NY Climate Advocacy Project

            NY Climate Reality Project

            NRDC

            People of Albany United for Safe Energy

            People's Climate Movement NY

            Professional Staff Congress of CUNY, AFT Local 2334

            Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy

            Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline

            United University Professors NY 

            WESPAC

            Westchester for Change

To join Divest NY or Divest NY Teachers contact us at divestny@gmail.com

Or contact Ruth Foster at nyclimateruth@gmail.com, 518-588-0187.