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In 2012, climate change activists, after years of fighting the fossil fuel companies,

In 2012, climate change activists, after years of fighting the fossil fuel companies,

decided to go on the offensive.

They came up with an ambitious plan.

A plan that had been used successfully in the past to topple a government.

The plan's goal was to take away the moral legitimacy of the fossil fuel companies,

The plan's goal was to take away the moral legitimacy of the fossil fuel companies,

and turn them into social pariahs.

The plan was called divestment.

Currently, there are over 600 active divestment campaigns across the globe,

Currently, there are over 600 active divestment campaigns across the globe,

and successes are mounting.

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Thank you for your excitement about the campaign.

If we’re going to see the UC divest from fossil fuels, then we need your help!

The UC Board of Regents voted to approve an environmental, social, and governance investment policy at their September meeting, one that does not include any official commitment to divestment but does allocate $1 billion to tackle climate change over the next five years. Coal divestment is considered a no-brainer at this point and yet they would not vote to include even coal divestment in the ESG framework they are building. Let’s make them see that you cannot be a part of the solution when you are still a part of the problem.

Want to change their minds on divestment? There are many ways that you can get involved! We ask you to engage in the following ways:

  1. Write a letter to the Regents! We need to make our voices loud. Click on this link to find out how to send a letter or an email to the Board of Regents or President Napolitano. It includes template letters, mailing addresses, and email addresses!
  2. Participate in Donors for Divestment! The Donors for Divestment campaign is a crowd-funding campaign. It works like this: you pledge money to the campaign, and we present a check to the UC Regents. If they divest, they get the money. If they don’t, we rip up the check and you get your money back!
  3. Sign our petition to get updates!
  4. And share this information with your friends, family, colleagues, and other networks!

Want to do more? Email divestuc@gmail.com to get involved with the planning team!