Join us for the #FAREWELLSFARGO FLASH MOB to create a massive human chain to spell out the word ‘DIVEST.’
Dec 11th @ 12PM
Grand Park, Los Angeles (East lawn, across the street from LA City Hall)
WE NEED BODIES FOR THE AERIAL SHOT. PLEASE SHOW UP PROMPTLY!
Guest Speakers at 1PM Press Conference:
Robert Kennedy Jr. (Activist, Attorney, Author, Radio Host)
Francis Fisher (Activist, Actress – Titanic, Unforgiven)
More speakers TBA!
Donald Trump’s latest action to drastically reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase monuments in Utah is an attack on tribal sovereignty and environmental protections. Trump’s reduction of the size of sacred lands is considered the largest elimination of protected land in American history, an act intended to make way for drilling oil and mining uranium.
With the current direction of federal policy it is more important than ever that local governments act in the public interest to DIVEST from banks profiting off the repression of indigenous rights, DIVEST from banks financing fossil fuel corporations, DIVEST from banks attacking frontline communities, and DIVEST from banks contributing to the destruction of our environment.
On December 11th, we will demonstrate that the masses are ready for real change. It’s time to move ALL of our public funds from corrupt financial institutions like Wells Fargo!
In June 2017, Divest LA successfully persuaded LA City Council to begin the process to withdraw over $40 million from Wells Fargo, a bank that has been convicted of countless acts of corruption and morally bankrupt behavior.
This month, LA City Council will vote on the Request for Proposal (RFP) banking contract which will DISQUALIFY Wells Fargo from the City’s commercial banking services because of the bank’s downgraded Federal Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating.
We’re mobilzing to broadcast to the nation that Los Angeles must officially sever all ties with Wells Fargo, a financial institution known for its legacy of harming citizens, the environment, and people of color.
Show up in solidarity and take a collective stand for indigenous rights, our communities, and the earth!