May 5-16 Global Divestment Week NYC Events & May 8th State Lobby Day

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May 5th – 13th Global Divestment Mobilization
#DivestNY

Climate change is happening now.

The business model of the fossil fuel industry is in no way compatible with a safe climate. Join us and many other divestment organizers this week to advocate for the #DivestNY movement and demand that our institutions show their leadership and acknowledge the damage fossil fuels cause.

It’s time to divest from the industry that’s wreaking havoc on our communities.

There’s a big battle brewing in New York, home to half a dozen of the largest pension funds in the country. We love NY, but we don’t love that one of our most progressive states is still investing billions in the likes of Exxon, and the companies funding the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines.

Linked here is a day-by-day toolkit on actions you can take to ensure NY breaks ties with an industry that is holding us back from a clean and socially just future. Outlined below are a few of those actions:

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Monday, May 8th #DivestNY LobbyDay
Westminster Presbyterian Church
85 
Chestnut Street, Albany NY
10am-3pm

Join us in Albany to support The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, A3712 Ortiz / S4596 Krueger which will require New York to divest the $170 billion state pension fund from fossil fuels.  Currently, the pension fund invests more than $10 billion in fossil fuel companies, and more than $400 million in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Burning fossil fuels causes climate destruction like Superstorm Sandy that devastated New York and caused over $65 billion in damages.

10:00 – 11:00           Registration and Divestment Briefing – 85 Chestnut Street
11:30  – 12:30          Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building
12:30 – 1:00             Gathering – Capitol
1:00 – 3:00               Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building
2:00 – 3:30               Sign out and Debrief – Legislative Office Building

Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/GJrlIpHnNdMowf0O2
Legislative meetings will be scheduled in groups and led by someone experienced in lobbying. If you schedule your own meetings, please let us know who you will be meeting with.

For more info: DivestNY.org: Mark Dunlea, Dunleamark@aol.com or Ruth Foster: 518-588-0187 rmfoster@nycap.rr.comOrganized by the #Divest NY Coalition. Additional sponsors: (list in formation) 350NYC, Elected Officials to Protect New York, Green Education and Legal Fund, and Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline. This event is part of the Global Divestment Mobilization

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