On 5th -13th May 2017, thousands of people around the world will be taking part in a Global Divestment Mobilisation - to highlight the devastating impacts of our institutions investments in fossil fuels and demand they do the right thing: divest!
Divest your Local Elections
In May 2017, local elections will be held across much of the UK. These elections are a great opportunity to build community support and push for divestment from our local councils.
Pension funds run by our councils invest over £14 billion in the fossil fuel industry. Councillors hold much of these power over local government pension funds. We can mobilise around the May elections to win commitments to work for divestment.
Politicians are more susceptible to pressure in the run-up to elections. So now is the time to push politicians and local political parties to support divestment.
- Briefing for Councillors (PDF)
- Blog on lobbying your councillors
- Webinar on election campaigning – January 23rd, 7pm (see below)
- Local Government Divestment Guide – our full guide to campaigning
Watch the webinar recording here:
Divest London have today revealed that Sadiq Khan’s City Hall is investing millions in controversial and destructive fossil fuel projects across the world, including the Dakota Access and Kinder Morgan pipelines.
In May 2017, local elections will be held across much of the UK. These elections are a great opportunity to build community support and push for divestment from our local councils. Join the webinar on Monday at 7pm to find out how to get involved.
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