In December, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of a socially responsible investing resolution. The resolution requests, in part, that county Treasurer Erick Roeser make no new or renewed investments in corporations financing fossil fuels and immigrant detention centers. Yet Fossil Fuel investment is still happening: As fires burn all around us, we must recognize that we in essence are financing our own demise through these investments. We must also come to grips with the fact that we cannot continue to remedy the costs of rebuilding from natural disasters with tax measures when our tax dollars are simultaneously financing the fossil fuel industry.
It is imperative that elected officials take a stand and act on this sooner rather than later; delaying divesting simply adds fuel to the fires. We are asking folks to contact their county supervisors and ask that they apply pressure on the treasurer to assure that he abide by the Socially Responsible Investing Resolution that they all voted on unanimously last year. firstname.lastname@example.org