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Daniel Cameron Releases Anti-ESG Pledge

February 6, 2023

Louisville, KY – Kentucky Attorney General and Republican candidate for Governor Daniel Cameron signs pledge to keep politics out of public pensions on day one as Kentuckys next Governor. Cameron calls on his opponents in the race to do the same.

As Attorney General, Cameron has fought to keep the radical ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) movement out of Kentucky’s public pensions. Amongst the ESG movement’s goals are to use taxpayer funded investment practices to decimate Kentucky’s energy industry, and cripple the Commonwealth’s economy.

Politicians and radical liberals have decided how they’re going to invest your money. On day one as your next Governor, I will fight back. I’m signing this pledge to stop radical leftists from destroying our energy industry and to keep politics out of our pensions. I hope all of my colleagues will take this pledge,” said General Cameron.

The Pledge in its entirety can be found below:

On Day One as Governor, I pledge to keep politics out of Kentuckys pensions by:

1. Ensuring Kentucky’s policy choices are made by its elected representatives, and not by investment firms with political agendas. No investment firm will dictate state policy decisions using our pension dollars as leverage. They were never elected by the people of Kentucky and their agenda has never been endorsed by you or your elected officials.

2. Appointing trustees to our pension systems who are knowledgeable, capable, and have real-world experience in building wealth and managing assets for the benefit of their clients. All our trustees must be completely loyal to Kentucky’s pensioners and set politics aside. Kentucky’s public pensioners deserve no less.

3. Appointing trustees who will ensure no investment firm uses, or promises to use, client funds to promote a political agenda. We will ensure your pension dollars are invested in a way that follows the law, and focuses only on financial returns – not politics.  I will never allow firms Kentucky hires to weaponize investment decisions and public dollars against the people of Kentucky, or Kentucky industries. 

I pledge to protect our public pensions as Governor. And I encourage leaders across the United States to take this same pledge—for the health of their pension systems and the good of their citizens.

Daniel Cameron

Kentucky Attorney General

Candidate for Governor