Join Divest Oregon’s Oregon Treasurer Candidate Forum on April 2 at 6:30pm at the First Unitarian Church of Portland (1011 SW 12th Ave, Portland)

The Oregon State Treasurer plays a critical role in state investments, including the $94 billion pension fund — the 12th largest in the country. In February, State Treasurer Tobias Read revealed his signature net-zero plan to decarbonize the state’s portfolio by 2050; in March, the Oregon legislature passed the COAL Act. How the Treasury’s net-zero plan and the COAL Act are implemented will depend on the next Treasurer’s leadership.

At the April 2 forum, Oregon Treasurer candidates will answer questions around climate-safe investing and rising private equity concerns, as well as key issues about transparency, management style, and governance. Moderated by the Oregon Capital Chronicle’s Alex Baumhardt, the forum is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6pm. All who have filed as candidates for Oregon State Treasurer have been invited to participate.

Following the forum, there will be also a reception to celebrate two BIG EVENTS that have happened in just the past month – winning the COAL Act and the release of the Treasurer’s Net-Zero Plan.

Divest Oregon is an open-membership, all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations — including 350PDX — representing unions with PERS members, racial and climate justice groups, youth leaders, and faith communities. We do not endorse candidates.