Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Divest Week of Action

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Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Divest Week of Action

April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 11:00 pm

TAKE THE PLEDGE: “I will divest during the week of action.”

Join us for a week of holding banks accountable through personal divestment! Put Your Money Where Your Heart is a week of action from April 5th to April 11th, 2021 encouraging folks all over the country to ditch Main Street banks like Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America or Citi, and open accounts in credit unions that align with our values.

Big banks will always be bailed out, even as they destroy our chance for a livable future by investing in dirty fossil fuel projects. We know that right now folks are suffering — sacred sites and healthy drinking water are being sacrificed to turn even bigger profits for greedy corporate executives. Enough is enough: we must change the narrative and regain control of our money.

Over the course of the week, we want you to close your account, send your banks a letter telling them why, and then BLAST that message to your networks. Resources can be found below. When we act together, we show these banks our power. We will stop DAPL, Line 3, and the MVP. Divest!

Resources: While these are tailored to Mountain Valley Pipeline please feel free to amend to your regional fight (Line 3, DAPL, and others)!

  1. MVP Divest Coalition Toolkit
  2. Personal Divestment: Step by Step Guide
  3. Social Media Resources for Personal Divestment
  4. Letter to Banks for Personal Divestment
  5. Stop the Money Pipeline guide

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to us:

Elle De La Cancela at elle@chesapeakeclimate.org

Details

Start:
April 5 @ 8:00 am
End:
April 11 @ 11:00 pm