WHO WE ARE
We are teachers and California Federation of Teachers members who see the need to take immediate and decisive action around climate chaos. We are committed to moving the CalSTRS Board to divest our pension funds from fossil fuels, and to also promote investment in a just transition to a sustainable future. These investments are not only ethically wrong, they are damaging to the retirement funds of thousands of hardworking teachers. We stand in solidarity with students and allies who also advocate for CalSTRS to divest from fossil fuels. Join us!
Why We Formed
A group of CFT members started CFT Divest! after we realized that:
CFT members realize that we are at a critical juncture of in a global Climate Crisis, and understand that there is an urgent need to take action on it.
Most CFT members are not aware that their pension fund, CalSTRS, is using their hard earned contributions to underwrite the fossil fuel industry.
To educate CFT members on the damaging fiscal and environmental impacts of CalSTRS continued investment in fossil fuels
CalSTRS' CLAIMS...and WHY THEY'RE MISLEADING
2. "When CalSTRS divested from tobacco ten years ago the CalSTRS fund lost $5 billion dollars and tobacco stocks increased."