Action: Ask the ERB to Divest Our Retirement Funds from Private Prisons

In case you missed it, educators across New Mexico are asking the Education Retirement Board (NMERB) to divest retirement funds from private prisons. We know that these institutions promote the School to Prison pipeline and we believe our hard-earned money should not be used to fund these companies.

Currently, NMERB has only $1.4M in private prison companies out of an investment fund of $13 billion. So, this will not hurt our retirement funds. On the contrary, private prisons are one of the riskiest investments on Wall Street. Click here to read more!

You might have seen that the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF) Fed Rep Council passed a motion calling on the ERB to take action. Click here to read more!

AFT New Mexico is calling on educators across New Mexico to sign on and ask the NMERB to re-direct our retirement money. Please sign the petition online now by clicking HERE!

Thank you for taking action!

In Solidarity,

Stephanie Ly

AFT New Mexico, President

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For Immediate Release                                                     Contact: AFT NM President Stephanie Ly

2/17/2014                                                                      

 

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE VOTES NOT TO CONFIRM HANNA SKANDERA AS EDUCATION SECRETARY

 

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