Join UUP and our coalition partners, the New York Youth Climate Leaders, in Albany, on August 6th, at 1:30 PM in West Capitol Park (across from 89 Washington Ave) to participate in a rally to protest the inaction on climate change and demand that the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System divest from fossil fuel stocks.
With the legislature passing ZERO ambitious climate bills this year, UUP has stepped up and joined our coalition partners as a co-sponsor for the August 6, “Fossil Free Education, Fossil Free Future” rally to demand change now. We cannot allow the legislature to hide behind the CLCPA, claiming that they cannot pass additional climate legislation until the Climate Action Council releases its recommendations. These excuses are merely delay tactics, and they threaten the livelihoods of our generation and future generations. Additionally, with an estimated $4.5 billion invested in the fossil fuel industry, NYSTRS is doing their pensioners and the planet a disservice by continuing to invest in fossil fuels.
You can check out bus availability, find more information about the rally, and register here. We will be sure to have signs and t-shirts on hand to distribute to all UUP members. So, after you register, please send Danielle Judge, firstname.lastname@example.org an email and let her know that you will be joining. We will pick a UUP member rally meet-up location (and time) as we get closer to the event. That information will be shared with all who let Danielle know that you will be joining us on August 6 at 1:30 PM.