VP AL GORE

Former U.S. Vice President

Former Overseer

College '69

“Harvard University has a moral imperative to stop financing the destruction of human civilization’s future. Young voices are calling for change, and Harvard should listen. Please join me in voting for all of the Harvard Forward Five."

SENATOR TIM WIRTH

Former U.S. Senator, CO

President Emeritus, The United Nations Foundation

College '61, HGSE '65

“I hope that you join me in voting for these five candidates for the Board of Overseers.”

DONNA LIEBERMAN

Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

(Institutional affiliation for identification only)

College '70

"I wholeheartedly support the Harvard Forward Five. Given the existential threat of climate change, Harvard's fossil-fuel investments need to find their way quickly to sustainable alternatives. I believe universities that know how to listen to younger alumni tend to make better decisions."

RON KLAIN

Lecturer, Harvard Law School

Former White House Ebola Czar

HLS '87

“An impressive group of young leaders trying to bring change to Harvard.”

PETER KALMUS

Climate Scientist, NASA

College '96, GSAS '97

"It will be a relief to me when my alma mater finally gets on the right side of history, as it surely will sooner or later. It has been painful and disheartening to see Harvard fighting so hard for the deadly fossil fuel status quo, instead of for the future of humanity and of all life on this planet."

TODD GITLIN

Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University

College '63

"The Harvard Forward Five stand for Veritas. How fine it is to have a grand slate to vote for in the Overseer election."

DR. AYANA ELIZABETH JOHNSON

Founder & CEO, Ocean Collectiv

Founder, Urban Ocean Lab

College '02

"The science could not be more clear – we need to transition off fossil fuels immediately, and institutions like Harvard have absolutely no excuse not to divest."

LOREN BLACKFORD

President, Sierra Club

HKS '94

“In these trying times, we need fossil fuel divestment and climate justice more than ever! Please join me in supporting the Harvard Forward candidates for the Board of Overseers. They will get the job done.”

CHLOE MAXMIN

Maine State Rep, HD-88

Divest Harvard Co-Founder

College '15

"It's time to hold Harvard accountable to climate justice with the voices, stories, and insight of youth. Harvard Forward will bring young alums' voices into the halls of power."

KARENNA GORE

Founder & Director, Center for Earth Ethics, Union Theological Seminary

College '95

“Harvard must demonstrate ethical leadership and defend truth – Veritas – by divesting from fossil fuels. Vote the Harvard Forward candidate slate when you get your ballot this April!”

LISA RENSTROM

Former President, Sierra Club

HBS '88, HKS '08

"Thank you, Harvard Forward, for carrying the baton! Together, we will get divestment to the finish line."

SRUTHI PALANIAPPAN & JULIA HUESA

2019 UC President & VP

College '20

"When the people in power don’t listen, put people who listen in power. Harvard students, faculty, and staff have been calling for climate justice for far too long and we could not be more excited to see Harvard Forward pushing the University to be a global leader on this issue.”

BILL McKIBBEN

Co-Founder, 350.org

Schumann Distinguished Scholar, Middlebury College

College '82

“If Harvard Forward is able to carry the day, they’ll do Harvard a great favor.”

DARREN ARONOFSKY

Filmmaker, Protozoa Pictures

Sierra Club Foundation, School for Field Studies, Board Member

College '91

"There’s no more time to defy the science. Harvard should be leaning into the global climate crisis, using all its resources to help solve this problem. Please vote for the Harvard Forward Five and together we can help re-direct the ship."

GAY SEIDMAN

Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin

Harvard Overseer, 1986-1992 (anti-apartheid petition candidate)

College '78

"Divestment sends a clear message: the world needs to move away from fossil fuels now, not in some distant future. As a global institution, Harvard can be a model for that future. Please vote for the Harvard Forward Five."

SENAN EBRAHIM

Founder, Hikma Health

2011 UC President

College '12, GSAS '19, HMS '20

"I'm proud to support the Harvard Forward campaign in leading our community to a more just, equitable, and sustainable future."

CONN NUGENT

Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation

Former President, Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

College '68, HLS '73

"Harvard's aim to be the world's pre-eminent university on climate science and policy absent the ethical dimension of fossil-fuel divestment is both a moral lapse and a practical impediment to success."

DEBORAH WILLIAMS

Lecturer, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Harvard Environmental Law Review Co-Founder

HLS '78

"As a co-founder of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, I believe Harvard University must act as an exceptional climate steward for its students and the world."