To: The City of Ashland

Divest Ashland From Fossil Fuels

Divest Ashland From Fossil Fuels

1. Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels.
2. Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds with 5 years.

Why is this important?

Even as extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy, floods, droughts and fires threaten to overwhelm local budgets, federal inaction to solve this crisis is all but stalled. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry.

The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for institutions that care about the planet and its residents. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency.

Ashland, OR

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Reasons for signing

  • Divestment worked for Nelson Mandela, let's make it work for the planet!
  • Well, it has to end eventually, and a planned glide is the only intelligent recourse.
  • Purely selfish reasons

Updates

2015-07-22 13:35:58 -0400

50 signatures reached

2013-07-23 02:17:11 -0400

25 signatures reached

2013-07-22 19:09:10 -0400

10 signatures reached