Youth Leading the Way at the Capitol, SF, Across the Globe
Friday October 29, 2021:
Fossil Free Future Day of Action. A coalition of youth and other groups across the globe — including the Youth Climate Finance Alliance, Stop the Money Pipeline, and the Future Coalition — have been organizing in advance of COP26. The plan is to shut down bank branches in cities around the globe to call out Wall Street’s greenwashed climate commitments. “By going after the banks that are financing fossil fuel extraction, we’re cutting off the money pipeline that is the fossil fuel industry’s only hope of survival in a world that is eager to transition to clean energy.”(Teen Vogue: “Big Banks Are Funding Fossil Fuel Projects — Let’s Hold Them Accountable” by Katie Eder and Shannon Carlson)
Find an event outside of Davis: https://fossilfreefuture.earth/
Protest at JPMorgan Chase Bank in Davis
No. 1 funder of fossil fuel industry in the world!
Gather 12:00pm – Davis Central Park, 5th & B
12:30-1:30pm at JP Morgan Chase Bank (330 E Street & Third)
If you can’t make the protest, email or phone your message to: https://fossilfreefuture.
Bring a sign if you can! Sign ideas – Stop Chase from funding climate chaos! -Stop the world’s largest funder of fossil fuel! -Chase loaned $269 billion to fossil fuel companies since Paris – no more! -Chase invests in climate disasters at our expense! -Stop Chase, the world’s largest funder of fossil fuels! -Hold Chase accountable: no more fossil fuel projects! -End fossil fuel expansion; stop Chase funding! -The world is burning; Chase is throwing fuel on the fire. -No funding for new fossil fuel projects!
JPMorgan Chase is the world’s largest funder of the fossil fuel industry!
For the last three years, organizers have been building a powerful, nationally-networked campaign to hold Chase accountable for its complicity in the climate crisis. While Chase continues to fund deadlier heat waves, hotter fires, and higher floodwaters, their shareholders are demanding change. Chase has stepped back from some coal projects and some drilling in the arctic. Public protest is beginning to work, so let’s keep up the pressure.
If you decide to close your Chase Bank account now that you know the truth about your bank, let us know so we can interview you about your reasons! Your decision may start a landslide of others! Contact Lynne Nittler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curious to know more? Read these articles:
Report by Sierra Club and Rainforest Action: Banking on Climate Chaos 2021 – Banking on Climate Chaos
Friday, October 29:
Global Day of Action to Defund Climate Chaos and Fossil Fuels in San Francisco
Friday October 22:
March for Stolen Lives and Stolen Futures in Sacramento
Busloads of students from the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Davis will be starting their demonstration at the steps of the California Teachers Retirement Fund (CalSTRS) building in Sacramento to demand the teacher pension fund divest from oil. Next, the group will march from the CalSTRS building to the Capitol with demands for the Governor. Marchers to meet at 11:00am at 100 Waterfront Place, West Sacramento. For Covid safety, please mask up. Easy parking ($6 per car for 2 hours). Rain or shine. Check out these many ways to act and show solidarity with this youth strike. Send letters of solidarity, make calls, send emails.
From the website: With the United Nations’ COP26 climate talks fast approaching, now is the time to call for climate justice and real climate leadership from all levels. We demand that:
- Governor Newsom must STOP new fossil fuel permits, DROP existing oil drilling, and ROLL out 2,500 ft. health and safety buffers.
- The California Democratic Party must vote no to accepting money from fossil fuel companies and law enforcement.
- CalSTRS, the teachers’ pension fund, must divest $6 billion from fossil fuel companies.
- Congress and Biden must stop approving fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency.
In honor of the stolen lives of Black, Indigenous, people of color to police violence and environmental racism, and the stolen futures of the youth and unborn from the climate crisis, now is the time to call for climate justice and real climate leadership from all levels.
Speakers from the Sunrise Movement, Anti Police Terror Project-Sacramento, Fridays for Future-Sacramento, Mental Health First, and CA Youth vs Big Oil will share at the Capitol. Co-sponsors include: Sacramento Area Black Caucus, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People of CA, Fridays for Future Sacramento, 350 Sacramento, Sacramento Poor People’s Campaign, CA Democratic Progressive Caucus, Sacramento Climate Coalition, California Youth vs. Big Oil, Sunrise Movement, Youth vs. Apocalypse, Fossil Free California, Last Chance Alliance, Oil & Gas Action Network, Earth Guardians Bay Area, Extinction Rebellion SF, Extinction Rebellion Sacramentos, Latino Information & Resource Center, Indivisible Yolo, Indivisible Ross Valley, 350 Contra Costa, The Climate Center, Interfaith Climate Action Network of Contra Costa County, 2020 Coalition Sacramento, CA Green New Deal Coalition and the Center for Biological Diversity.
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When each of us acts with compassion for the people and places of our community, we fuel our common courage to address this crisis. Thank you for your past compassion for our organization and your courageous donation to Cool Davis today. #givingtuesday
There's still time to change some of those holiday mainstays to plant-based #veganrecipes
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency seeks volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Volunteers must complete the “Medical Points of Dispensing (MPOD)” course at http://yolopodclasses.org.
There is a difference between "carbon neutral" and "fossil free" and these students have hit on it. They report emissions have not dropped significantly despite so many efforts.
I call on all UC Davis affiliates (students, staff, faculty, alums, etc) - please sign ✍🏼& share🐦 this petition for the bold action we need to fight the #ClimateCrisis. Let's #decarbonize.
Press release: https://davisite.org/2021/11/activists-launch-fossil-free-uc-davis-campaign.html