It’s no secret that the fossil fuel industry uses its money and power to push for energy policies that ensure they will continue to profit at the expense of people and the planet. The fossil fuel divestment movement has committed to divest $3.4 trillion in assets held by 500+ institutions from fossil fuel industry investments. We have shown our economic power and now it’s time to show our political power. For democracy to work, we must divest the fossil fuel industry’s money and power from our political system.
On April 26, 2016, we held the Divest for Democracy, Invest for a Just Transition Twitter Town Hall, a one-hour panel discussion that connects how the fossil fuel industry uses campaign contributions and lobbying to secure government subsidies and continued extraction on public lands, and how we are mobilizing against the industry. See the conversation archive.