Wall Street Is Burning Up the Planet. But Now We Are Rising Up!

We are living at a critical moment in history. If we don’t end fossil fuels in the coming years, so much that we care about will be lost. But Wall Street is continuing to pour billions of dollars into the coal, oil and gas which drives both climate chaos and environmental racism. We need a mass movement of people willing to take militant, nonviolent direct action to end financing for fossil fuels―and with it, end fossil fuels once and for all. 

That’s why Climate First! has joined the Summer of Heat on Wall Street, a sustained campaign with disruptive direct actions all summer, which demands that banks, investors and insurance companies stop bankrolling the fossil fuel industry.

Can you join us and many others this coming Wednesday, May 15th and/or Wednesday, May 29th, for a Summer of Heat on Wall Street onboarding call? See "details" below. 

On the calls, we’ll hear from campaign leaders about their plans to organize direct actions every week in New York City targeting the financial institutions behind the fossil fuel industry. While the Summer of Heat is centered in NYC, organizers are hoping that their actions help inspire a wave of protest across the country, calling out the financiers behind climate chaos and environmental racism.

Last month, organizers announced plans for the Summer of Heat campaign with two major actions at Citibank, shutting down their global headquarters in NYC two days in a row. 53 people, who engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience, were arrested. Climate First! attended both actions, and we found them to be quite well-organized and inspiring. And these actions were just the beginning--starting next month, there will be similar climate actions every week. 


Image: Climate First! and others at Citibank Headquarters; April 24, 2024.

What: A meeting regarding how to get involved in the "Summer of Heat on Wall Street" campaign
When: Wednesday, May 15, 2024, or May 29, 2024, at 7:30 pm EDT, for one hour.    
Where: Online. RSVP here
Misc: If questions or concerns, contact Ted at [email protected]. Also, see the Summer of Heat website.

Join us this coming Wednesday, and/or on Wed, May 29th, as we prepare to bring the heat to Wall Street all summer.

May 15, 2024 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ted Conwell ·

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