Following on from last July’s wonderful Divestment commitment from Birmingham, we contacted all candidates standing for election in May across the 6 remaining areas covered by West Midlands Pension Fund.We asked them to sign a pledge:
“I support the divestment of our local government pension fund from fossil fuels, and reinvestment locally to support transition to a low carbon future”
Over 100 candidates from across the political spectrum signed including both the leader and opposition leader of Dudley Council!
We are moving forward to try to secure further Divestment commitments with a focus on Dudley , Sandwell and Coventry for now.
There are three events coming up in June and July which it would be great to see you at.
- We are co-hosting a workshop with Divest Parliament in Stourbridge on Saturday 16th June: https://www.facebook.com/events/639462769719176/
- DivestWMPF are holding a meeting in Dudley on the evening of Tuesday 26th June: https://www.facebook.com/events/1985543045107717/
- Divest West Midlands are holding a public meeting and film showing of the film Power Trip: Fracking in the UK on Tuesday 17th July at Coventry Peace House: https://www.facebook.com/events/616931898664389/