On Friday, May 31, 2019, Climate First! will run a direct action vs Wells Fargo in Arlington, VA, the 26th consecutive monthly action that it has organized against the lender. Due to Wells Fargo's massive increase in investments in fossil fuels over the last three years--Wells Fargo is currently the #2 bank in the world as far as financing fossil fuels--Climate First! has asked the bank to start divesting from the climate-wrecking fuels. See Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2019, p. 7.
It is the height of immorality for Wells Fargo to increase its funding of fossil fuels, when the world's nations have committed themselves--by signing the Paris Climate Accord in 2015--to reduce their use. Moreover, in view of last October's scientific report from a United Nation's scientific panel, which concluded that the world has about 12 years to dramatically cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, it is unconscionable that Wells Fargo have continued to ramp-up its investments in dirty fuels.
Join Climate First! as we tell Wells Fargo to wake-up to the climate emergency that confronts us all, and start divesting from fossil fuels.
When: Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:30 am to 1 pm.
Where: Meet at the Northside Social coffee shop, 3211 Wilson Blvd in Arlington, Virginia, for a short planning meeting. METRO info: coffee shop is a 5 min walk from Clarendon Metro stop on Silver/Orange lines. PARKING info: there is metered parking near coffee shop on Fairfax Drive.
Misc. info: Following the meeting, we'll do a short march around Clarendon Park, ending-up at the Wells Fargo branch on Washington Blvd. This nonviolent direct action goes forward rain or shine. Dress for weather. Make a sign if you can.
For further details regarding this action, contact Ted at [email protected]; (301) 589-7598 (mobile).
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