The article in The New York Times tells the story of students, faculty and alumni around the country who are demanding divestment from fossil fuels. At Swarthmore, students from Mountain Justice have been at it for semesters -- but all of a sudden, as the article says, they find themselves “at the vanguard of a national movement. In recent weeks, college students on dozens of campuses have demanded that university endowment funds rid themselves of coal, oil and gas stocks. The students see it as a tactic that could force climate change, barely discussed in the presidential campaign, back onto the national political agenda.” A student movement is talking about their endowments and their investments. Can you do it to?
This article is the boost this movement needs. So please, go read it here: www.nyti.ms/SESrfr
Can you share the article on Facebook and Twitter and use the Times website to email all of your friends and talk about the need for responsible investing?
After you've emailed the article, start thinking about ways you can join in. If you're a student, you can join in on campus. If you're an alum, you can help pressure your alma mater. For help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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