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CalSTRS won’t rush to sell firearms investment

The original article by Dale Kasler appears on The Sacramento Bee.

CalSTRS, facing protests from schoolteachers, ruled out a quick sale Thursday of its investment in the manufacturer of the rifle used to massacre 26 students and teachers at a Connecticut elementary school in 2012.

Officials with the teachers’ pension fund acknowledged the protests at a CalSTRS board meeting and said they’re committed to unloading the investment. But the sale probably won’t happen “at the speed that some of us would like,” said CalSTRS board Chairman Harry Keiley.

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Right on the Left Coast: Views From a Conservative Teacher

This article originally appears on rightontheleftcoast.blogspot.in
From the major Sacramento newspaper:

The California Federation of Teachers plans a protest at a CalSTRS board meeting in West Sacramento Thursday, demanding the pension fund follow through on a 2-year-old pledge to unload its investment in a gun-maker tied to a horrific school shooting in Connecticut.
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Sandy Hook families appeal to teachers’ union

The original article by Daniel Tepfer appears on Connecticut Postings.

The families of seven victims of the Sandy Hook massacre have written a letter to the California Federation of Teachers supporting its efforts to divest its pension fund of a company that makes guns:

We are some of the parents who lost a beloved child on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We write to thank you and your fellow teachers for your efforts in pressuring the California State Teachers’ Retirement System to divest from Freedom Group – a company that distinguishes itself as the largest supplier of “civilian” combat rifles, including the weapon that made the historically fatal and tragic shooting at Sandy Hook possible. Your refusal to accept the use of teacher pension funds to enrich those who manifest gross disregard for the safety of our schools is moral and brave. Today, we add our voices to yours in calling for immediate divestment.

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Teachers demand CalSTRS unload firearms holdings

The original article is by Dale Kasler and appears on mercedsunstar.com

When a gunman slaughtered 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, California’s teacher pension fund responded with a forceful denunciation of gun violence and said it was rethinking its investment in the company that manufactured the firearm used in the shooting.

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AM Alert: California teachers press pension fund to divest from gunmaker

The original article by Alexei Koseff appears on The Sacramento Bee.

Amid a legislative push this year for California’s public pension systems to divest from coal, a new controversy is brewing over the California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s investment in a gunmaker tied to the Newtown school shooting.

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Teachers demand CalSTRS unload firearms investments

The original article by Dale Kasler appears on The Sacramento Bee.

When a gunman slaughtered 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, California’s teacher pension fund responded with a forceful denunciation of gun violence and said it was rethinking its investment in the company that manufactured the firearm used in the shooting.

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California teachers demand a gun-free retirement

The original article is by Mike Luery and appears on kcra.com

The teachers held a protest Thursday at the California State Teachers Retirement System headquarters in West Sacramento.

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Sandy Hook families support California teachers' union

The original article by Daniel Tepfer appears on Stamford Advocate.

The families of seven victims of the Sandy Hook massacre have written a letter to the California Federation of Teachers supporting its effort to divest its pension fund of a company that makes guns.

 

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California teachers stage coordinated protests against gun investments

The original article appears on beforeitsnews.com

A California teachers’ union staged protests in Sacramento and Los Angeles on Thursday to voice concerns over its retirement money being invested in a company that manufactures the rifle type used in the Sandy Hook school massacre.

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