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.
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 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
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
Westchester for Change
To join Divest NY or Divest NY Teachers contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or contact Ruth Foster at email@example.com, 518-588-0187.