Albany – State Legislative Forum on Divestment and Lobby Day

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Monday, February 29, 2016 – Hearing @ 11am

Meet at 10:45am @ Legislative Office Building, Rm. 944A

Across from the State Capital – Albany, NY

Join us in Albany to show support for the “Fossil Fuel Divestment Act”!

Attend the hearing, Lobby! RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/KnK0YTc5RG

Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz have introduced S.5873/A.8011-A, the “Fossil Fuel Divestment Act.” This legislation would require the State Comptroller to divest the New York State Common Retirement Fund from all holdings in the 200 largest publicly traded fossil fuel companies, as defined by carbon content in the companies’ proven oil, gas, and coal reserves (the CU 200). Divestment from coal companies would be completed within one year; divestment from all other fossil fuel companies would be completed by January 1, 2020. The forum will be an opportunity to discuss the need for this legislation from a variety of perspectives, financial, environmental, moral, etc., as well as how New York State can play a part in the global fossil fuel divestment movement.

We’ll meet outside the hearing room at 10:45am followed by legislative office visits which we will set up for you in advance. We are lobbying to secure cosponsors for the state bill.

Current Cosponsors in the Senate: Krueger, Comrie, Dilan, Hamilton, Hoylman, Latimer, Parker, Serrano, Montgomery, Perkins, Steck
Current Cosponsors in the Assembly: Ortiz, Mosley, Fahy, Simon, Thiele, Gottfried, Seawright, O’Donnell, Hyndman

Van leaves NYC at 7:15am from Port Authority. Return by 7pm latest. RSVP required. http://goo.gl/forms/KnK0YTc5RG

Read the Bill here: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2015/s5873

Testify by invitation only. Confirmed speaker list
-Bill McKibben, 350.org (will Skype in his testimony)
-Maryanne McCarthy, American Petroleum Institute
-Tom Francis, Fossil Free Indexes
-Tony Gronowicz, CUNY Professional Staff Congress
-Carole Liable, President, Domini Social Investments
-Toby Heaps, Corporate Knights
-Lisa DiCaprio, Sierra Club
-Mark Dunlea, 350NYC

For more info email Nathan Schumer – nss2108@gmail.com

 

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