Divest from DAPL!

Divest from DAPL!

 January 26 2017 from 12 PM – 4 PM Appalachia Resist Protesters are forming a picket line at Chase Bank, located at 100 Broad St. in Columbus (3rd and Broad).

We will be in the heart of the financial district in solidarity with Standing Rock Water Protectors asking bank patrons to close their accounts IMMEDIATELY.

Free doughnuts for all who close their account!

We seek the immediate halt of the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC (ETCO).  Chase Bank has invested in DAPL through loans to ETCO.

President Trump’s executive orders to advance the pipeline DO NOT GUARANTEE ITS COMPLETION!

WITHOUT FUNDING THIS CATASTROPHIC PROJECT WILL GRIND TO A HALT.

YOUR BANK _ YOUR MONEY_ YOUR POWER!

“Today we call upon our fellow citizens to take action and divest from Chase bank!

We, the people, have the power to halt the perpetuation of systemic and physical violence against the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.  Your choice of bank directly affects the health and safety of Indigenous people, their water systems and land.  Let your voice be heard through your wallet- the only language that corporations and the new administration understand”.  Says: Lauren Goldberg of Appalachia Resist

 

  1. Demand that financial institutions such as Chase divest from DAPL: The list of financial  institutions invested in DAPL includes Wells Fargo, Citibank/Citigroup, TD Securities, ING Bank, BBVA Securities, Citizens Bank, U.S. Bank/PNC Bank/Barclays, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, SunTrust, UBS, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley and many others.

    1. “Banks such as Chase are aware of the horrific atrocities being inflicted right now in increasing severity at Standing Rock in the name of cheap fossil fuels.  Indigenous Water Protectors and their allies are being brutalized and  terrorized as the world watches in horror.  Chase Bank and others have had plenty of chances to withdraw their support, but instead have chosen to remain complicit in the violence and destruction in North Dakota.  But we can change that by hitting them where it hurts- their wallet” says Madeline ffitch of Appalachia Resist.

 

           2)     Ask that individual people immediately divest from the banks funding DAPL: Individuals have pulled

                   over $50 million from the various banks that back the project to help “encourage” them to divest from

                   DAPL

  1. “Do not underestimate the urgency of the need for immediate action!  Water Protectors are currently being attacked at Standing Rock.  Do not underestimate the deceptive and destructive practices that stem from corporate greed!  Our land and water are in jeopardy– resources we can never replace.  Do not take for granted the power we EACH as individuals have to affect change!  TAKE ACTION TODAY.”   Says Michael Renaldi-Eichenberg

 

3) Divestment WORKS! : Because of public pressure through the effective divestment movement in Norway, the largest bank in Norway, DMB has sold it’s investments in DAPL and is considering withdrawing it’s loan to ETCO — amounting to 10% of the total funding!

  1. “Communicating with oil hungry corporations demands that we speak their language.  They have watched and orchestrated people being shot and bodies blown open, blasted with freezing water, attacked with dogs, locked in kennels, prayer ceremonies disrupted, and children put in grave danger.  But they still don’t understand.  Their only language is money,  and it’s OUR MONEY, AND WE WON’T SUPPORT THIS DOMESTIC TERRORISM” says Jolana Ozara

 

4)     It’s EASY.  We are hear to tell you how!

  1. Find out who exactly your bank is funding

  2. Write a letter to your bank explaining why you’re closing your account

  3. Go to your bank and close your account (we can help you do that today!)

  4. Take a picture of yourself outside the bank and share it on social media

  5. Put your money in a better place

  6. Help the movement measure its success through DeFundDAPL.org

  7. Contact the other banks funding the Dakota Access pipeline and ask your friends to do the same

Want simple links to help you complete all of these action items?: http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/7-ways-to-make-an-even-bigger-impact-when-you-divest-from-dapl-20161201

 

For up to the minute information regarding Appalachia Resist, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/appalachiaresist/

 

Helpful links:

DAPL Divestment: http://www.defunddapl.org/

Banking Alternatives: http://www.gabv.org/the-community/find-members

News from Indian Country: https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/

Updates From Sacred Stone Camp (Standing Rock) : http://sacredstonecamp.org/

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