Tem Blessed performs at S.1225 divestment rally in front of the Massachusetts State House on September 10, 2013.  Filmed and shared with permission, Tem Blessed.

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350Mass writes: The Massachusetts state pension fund has $1.3 billion invested in fossil fuel companies, including Exxon and TransCanada (builder of the Keystone XL pipeline). Even President Obama and Forbes magazine have come out in favor of divestment. Massachusetts’ fossil fuel investments are immoral and fiscally irresponsible, because we can’t burn most of those reserves while maintaining a livable climate, and the carbon bubble is predicted to burst. Since September 2012, the Massachusetts fossil fuel divestment campaign has grown by leaps and bounds. Now we have the chance for the biggest win so far. And we’ve seen what happens when MA leads: the rest of the country often follows close behind.