WHO WE ARE
CTA Divest is an organization of CTA Members and CTA State Council Delegates that believes a CalSTRS fossil fuel divestment exit strategy is the most responsible financial and environmental decision for the stability of our pensions and the well-being of our members, students, and communities. We stand in solidarity with peers, students, and allies who also advocate for CalSTRS to divest from fossil fuels.
Why We Formed
A group of CTA members and state council delegates started CTA Divest! after we realized that:
1. Expand dialogue within CTA regarding divestment and address misconceptions that frequently surround the issue, especially in regards to pension fund stability.
2. Organize CTA supporters of fossil fuel divestment.
3. Pass a CTA resolution in 2021/2022 compelling CalSTRS to implement a thoughtful and phased withdrawal from fossil fuels.
CalSTRS' CLAIMS...and WHY THEY'RE MISLEADING
2. "When CalSTRS divested from tobacco ten years ago the CalSTRS fund lost $5 billion dollars and tobacco stocks increased."