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CalSTRS Takes Action to Divest of All Non-U.S. Thermal Coal Holdings

Newswire“Coal is the fuel of America’s past. At a time when clean-energy jobs far outpace those of the dying coal industry, why should we continue to invest in a product that pollutes the air, sickens our children and contributes to global warming,” said California State Treasurer John Chiang, who is also a Teachers’ Retirement Board member. “CalSTRS did what was right for California’s taxpayers, for our members and for the planet.”Read More Here

State Treasurer begins gubernatorial campaign listening tour in Boyle Heights

My News LA“I’m running for governor to make sure the future my parents provided for my family becomes a reality for the future of all California families,” Chiang told City News Service in February response to a series of questions emailed to his campaign.“As a child of immigrant parents, me and my siblings grew up in a much different time. My parents arrived in this country, each dreaming of a better future. While their determination and relentlessness led to a middle-class neighborhood with better schools, we still experienced bigotry, as the first Asian-American family on the block,...

Chiang backer seems to compare candidate’s Democratic gubernatorial rivals to President Trump

The LA Times“John is the very definition of a public servant,” Huizar said during a news conference in Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. “If you want flash and no substance, look no further than the White House at this time and see how that’s working out. But if you want a trusted, steady and fearless leader who knows when to be tough against special interests, who knows when to cross the aisle to get things done for the people, then John Chiang is your choice for governor.”Read More Here

Longtime Villaraigosa ally Jose Huizar backs his rival John Chiang for California governor

 The LA Times “John Chiang is a powerful voice for efficiency and transparency in state and local government who has saved taxpayers billions as Controller and Treasurer,” Huizar said in a statement. “John Chiang is the candidate for Governor with the experience and proven track record to fight for a better future for all Californians.”Read More Here