DivestOurPensionsNow.org was created as an organization and website in February 2014 by a group of current and former public school teachers and state employees concerned about climate change and supportive of divesting the Massachusetts Pension Fund of fossil fuels. We seek to make the collective wealth of those that work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as teachers or public employees speak for a better future for the generations that follow us, by divorcing our wealth from a product that threatens global catastrophe.
In 2015, DivestOurPensionsNow founded and co-convened the MassDivest Coalition, with the volunteer leaders of the 350Mass divestment campaign.
Retired science teacher, Lexington Public Schools; Board member, Interfaith Power and Light; Planning Committee, Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition
Treasurer, SEIU Local 509
Retired teacher, Chelsea and Cambridge Public Schools
Professor Emeritus of Biology and former Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
FELIX G. ARROYO, SR
Suffolk County Register of Probate; former Boston City Councilor; former Boston School Committee member
Former Massachusetts Representative of the 25th Middlesex District; former Mayor of Cambridge; former member of Cambridge City Council and Cambridge School Committee
Teacher, Brookline Public Schools; Educators for a Democratic Union caucus in the Massachusetts Teachers Association
THOMAS J. LAMEY
Retired superintendent of the Fitchburg, MA Public Schools; facilitator for the National Institute of School Leadership (NISL); adjunct faculty member at Fitchburg State University