We’ve done it! We’ve achieved victory with our campaign to divest Somerville’s pension fund from fossil fuel companies. After four and a half years of hard work from our volunteer team at Fossil Free Somerville, we can now proudly say that we have won.
The Somerville Retirement Board voted to move a portion of its investments into an S&P 500 Fossil Free fund at its May 25th meeting. The move is expected to take place this month, representing the first real divestment by the city, and the board will work to divest the rest of its portfolio in the coming months.
There’s still more work to be done, but we want to celebrate this major achievement with everyone who made it possible. Come together to celebrate, meet friends new and old, and learn about our new campaigns. There will be food, drinks and joy!
When: Sunday, June 18 at 4 PM – 6 PM
Where: The Somerville Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2172253416334338