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February 8, 2018 Legislative Briefing

Feb. 1, 2018 meeting with Representative Jerald Parisella in Beverly, with constituents supporting H.3281.

October 13, 2017, Chief Investment Officer, Massachusetts Bill Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment

October 11, 2017, State House News and Boston Business Journal, Divestment Bill Pitched as Way to Speed Decline of Fossil Fuels

October 10, 2017, MassDivest Coalition, Press Release: Public Sector Unions Call on Legislature to Divest Pension Fund from Fossil Fuels

October 10, 2017 Divestment Hearing, Videos of Testimony Panels. Video Credit: Cray Novick.

  • Stakeholders/Union Leaders
  • Barbara Madeloni, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association;
  • Donna Kelly-Williams, President of the Massachusetts Nurses Association;
  • Peter MacKinnon, President of SEIU 509;
  • Johnny McInnes, Political Director of the Boston Teachers Union;
  • Dan Hoffer, SEIU 888

 

 

  • Scientific Community
  • Geoffrey Supran, Post-Doctoral Fellow, History of Science Dept., Harvard University;
  • Ortal Ullman, campaign coordinator for Climate and Energy, Union of Concerned Scientists

 

  • Environmental Leaders
  • Craig Altemose, Exec.Director, Better Future Project/350MA;
  • Micky McKinley, Climate Action Now, Western MA

 

  • Faith Leaders 
  • Rev.Fred Small, Minister for Climate Justice, Arlington Street Church, Boston;
  • Rev. Gretchen Elmendorf, Pastor, East Weymouth Congregational Church

 

  • Municipal Leaders
  • Councilor Michelle Wu, Boston City Councilor;
  • Councilor Jan Devereaux, Cambridge City Councilor;
  • Jay Mason, Lowell citizen

 

  • Public Health
  • Dr. Richard Clapp, Professor Emeritus, Boston University School of Public Health

 

  • Students/Youth
  • Varshini Prakash, Organizer, SunRiseMovement;
  • Alyssa Lee, Campus Organizer, Better Future Project
  • Max Shannon, 15 year old climate activist

May 22, 2017, Boston Globe, Mass Teachers Union Pushes State Pension Fund to Divest

May 22, 2017, Greenfield Recorder, State Teachers Union Supports Divesting Pension from Coal Companies

May 20, 2017, MassDivest Coalition, Press Release: Massachusetts Teachers Association Votes to Support State Divestment

May 16, 2017: MassDivest Coalition, Press Release: Boston Rally Demands Pension Fund Sell Fossil Fuel Stocks

PhotosMay 16, 2017 Rally

Video, May 16 2017 Rally

Full Media KitMay 16, 2017 Rally

May 16, 2017, New Boston Post, Dem Gov Candidate – What Do Buggy Whips and FossilFuels Have in Common?

May 16, 2017, Boston Globe, State Pension Fund Adds 4.9 Percent in First Quarter