On Friday, May 31, 2019, Climate First! will run a direct action against a Wells Fargo bank branch in Northern Virginia.
This month's Wells Fargo action will be the 26th consecutive monthly direct action by Climate First! against Wells Fargo, and the lender's investment behavior is forcing us to increase the pressure on the bank. The recently-released Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2019 shows that Wells Fargo has become the second largest bank in the world as far financing fossil fuels over the past three years. It is the height of immorality for Wells Fargo to increase its funding of climate-wrecking fossil fuels, when the world's nations have committed themselves--by signing the Paris Climate Accord in 2015--to reduce their use of such fuels. Moreover, in view of last October's scientific report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which concluded that the world has about 12 years to dramatically cut back on greenhouse gas emissions if it wishes to avoid a climate crisis, it is unconscionable that Wells Fargo has continued to ramp-up its fossil fuel investments.
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: We'll meet at a (soon to be determined) coffee shop close to a (soon-to-be determined) Wells Fargo branch in Northern Virginia.
Misc. info: This nonviolent direct action goes forward rain or shine. Make a sign if you can.
For further details regarding this direct action, contact Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org; (301) 589-7598 (mobile).