After Peter Gibbons-Ballew’s pretrial at 9 am, Appalachia Resist! will be in front of Chase bank at 100 E Broad St. in Columbus at noon on January 26th, 2017 asking Chase’s patrons to divest their money from the institutions that are funding the pipeline. Athens, Ohio carpool meet at 550 park and ride between 10:15 and 10:30.
If you bank with Chase, DIVEST NOW!
Since the decision by the US Army to suspend the DAPL river crossing easement to conduct a limited Environmental Impact Statement, the resistance camps at Standing Rock are asking people not to travel to the camps but to “instead take bold action in your local communities to force investors to divest from the project”.
The financial backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline include: JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank, ING Bank, Citizens Bank, U.S. Bank, PNC Bank, Barclays, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. The Standing Rock Sioux & their supporters are asking people to close their accounts with these financial institutions, tell them why, and post the action on social media.