GOP leaders target ‘woke’ investments through state pension funds

By: - September 19, 2022 11:50 am

Last year, members of the United Mine Workers of America protested at the Manhattan headquarters of BlackRock, the largest shareholder in the mining company Warrior Met Coal. This year, Republican governors and attorneys general are threatening to pull their pension fund money out of the investment company because it is taking climate change and other environmental, social and governance issues into account when deciding what companies to invest in. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Casey Quinlan
Casey Quinlan

Casey Quinlan is an economy reporter for States Newsroom, based in Washington, D.C. For the past decade, they have reported on national politics and state politics, LGBTQ rights, abortion access, labor issues, education, Supreme Court news and more for publications including The American Independent, ThinkProgress, New Republic, Rewire News, SCOTUSblog, In These Times and Vox.