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Faculty and Staff Divestment Petition

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The Board of Regents will be meeting in March where they will be considering whether to divest the university from coal. To help sway their vote we are trying to get signatures on a faculty and staff petition in favor of the University of Washington divesting from publicly traded companies whose principal business is the mining of coal for use in energy generation. If you know faculty who would be eager to sign on in favor of divestment, please send the petition through to them. We’ve crafted a template email to send through to them if you’d like to use it:

Dear [Insert Name],

Faculty across the country are signing on in favor of universities removing their investments in the harmful fossil fuel industry. On behalf of Divest UW I would like to humbly request your endorsement on the attached faculty and staff petition in favor of the University of Washington divesting from publicly traded companies whose principal business is the mining of coal for use in energy generation. This petition aims to inform the Board of Regents who are set to potentially vote on divestment at their March meeting.

The call already has the support of the Associated Students of the University of Washington and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate. We would greatly appreciate your and other faculty support too. If you are happy to endorse the call, please can you email your name and title to <ccchange@uw.edu>. Also if you are willing please can you send this petition onto other colleagues, faculty and staff at the University of Washington.

If you have any questions. Please do not hesitate to contact <ccchange@uw.edu>.
On behalf of Divest UW, thank you for your time and hopefully your support,
[Insert name]
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