League Calls on CalPERS to Divest from Illegal Weapons Companies

League Calls on CalPERS to Divest from Illegal Weapons Companies

Type: 
Public Statement

Last month we appeared before the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Investment Board to offer our support for California State Treasurer Mr. Chiang’s proposal to divest from companies that deal in weapons that are illegal to own or sell in California.

Watch staffer, Elizabeth Leslie's testimony.

What can you do to support our divestment efforts?

  1. Check your personal investments, including your 401(k), to see if you are investing in the manufacturers or sellers of banned military-style assault weapons.
  2. Show your support for divestment by using #DivestForOurLives on social media and contacting CalPERS and CalSTRS.

CalSTRS - California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Teachers’ Retirement Board
P. O. Box 15275
Sacramento, CA 95851-0275
(916) 414-2201
Email: board [at] calstrs.com

CalPERS - California Public Employees’ Retirement System
Board of Administration
P.O. Box 942701
Sacramento, CA 94229-2701
(916) 795-3829
Email: board [at] calpers.ca.gov

What is Divestment and how can it help stop gun violence?

Check out this new Fact Sheet to help understand our efforts.

More on our gun position.

League to which this content belongs: 
California