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Online Climate Q&A with Oregon’s State Treasurer Tobias Read
Held on: Wednesday, May 5th; 7-8 PM
Thinking about the state treasurer’s job might put people to sleep, but when they realize how much money Tobias Read manages ($118 billion) it should jolt them awake. Add to that the fact that Read’s investment clout has the potential to help stop the climate change nightmare, and people might be abuzz all day.
With that in mind, on May 5, at 7 pm, 350PDX organized an online Q&A with the state treasurer to wake the public up to their financial power, especially when that power is channeled and magnified through the state treasurer’s actions.
As the manager of the PERS retirement fund, Tobias Read not only decides where to invest the billions entrusted to him by state workers (like firefighters and teachers), he could also make multinational corporations lose sleep when he leverages his clout to push for the environmental and human rights protections that the public wants.
This Q&A session was also an opportunity for the community to remind Read about their clean energy and racial justice dreams.
Contact: Jenifer Schramm, firstname.lastname@example.org