DIVEST NOW! Rally for Academic Senate Meeting

For six years, the university has been ignoring the voices of students and faculty pleading for responsible action around climate change. Meanwhile, UIUC publicly endorses sustainability and publicly condemns the fossil fuel industry while behind closed doors casually invests $5.1 million dollars in coal

Our investment in coal links the success of our university to the success of the coal industry. This is unacceptable.

We are calling once again for change. Join us on MONDAY, APRIL 4th at 1pm on the quad. Your individual participation and attendance matters. Together, we can be too loud to ignore.

After the rally and six years of stalling, the Academic Senate is voting on two resolutions, the importance of which cannot be overstated. They are to:

1. TO CHANGE HOW WE INVEST by switching from our current mutual funds to socially responsible investment funds (hundreds of institutions have done this) that screen for unethical investments including fossil fuels

2. TO CREATE A PERMANENT COMMITTEE to oversee investments and create a pathway for future campaigns to make sure our money is being invested responsibly.

Please contact one of the student leaders if you’d like more information on these resolutions or if you want to volunteer. Show your support and let us know you are coming by RSVPing to our Facebook event.

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