We're calling on Massachusetts to divest its pension fund from the oil, coal and gas companies that are ruining our climate and blocking real action on global warming. By divesting, we can align our investments with our values and loosen the stranglehold of fossil fuel companies on our economy and our democracy. We know divestment works: it's a time-honored tactic that has galvanized change on issues ranging from South Africa to tobacco. By divesting now, Massachusetts can offer much-needed national leadership on climate change and set an example for other states and countries to follow. It's time to divest!
I support legislation requiring the Massachusetts pension fund to freeze any new investments in fossil fuel companies and to divest from direct holdings in fossil fuel companies within 5 years.