laurie laurie, April 25, 2017

Events > 2017 > May > DATE CHANGE from 5/15 to 5/22 - Support our new Divest Eugene Team & Urge City of Eugene to Divest from US Bank!

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Harris Hall, 125 E. 8th Ave,
Eugene, OR

We’re gearing up for May’s Global Divestment Mobilizations, rallying before Eugene’s City Council meeting on Mon., May 22 and before our Divestment Team presents our Divest Eugene proposed ordinance. Stay tuned for more details.

Every act of divestment helps to weaken the fossil fuel industry and opens up more space for climate solutions to flourish.
6:30 pm: Rally @ the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza

7:30 pm: City Council Meeting @ Harris Hall, 125 E. 8th (Sign up to testify at 7:00 pm)

Come show support and/or give 3 minute testimony!


Here’s more background information:

Help us support divesting Eugene from U.S. Bank. Here is some background information:

– U.S. Bank has financial ties to the Dakota Access, Keystone, and Enbridge pipelines – infrastructure that will maintain or increase dependence on fossil fuels at a time when we desperately need to reduce this dependence to combat climate change.

– These pipelines are being built on or near lands of indigenous peoples despite their strong opposition. When spills or leaks occur, indigenous people will be hit hardest.

– Eugene has committed, through a number of ordinances and resolutions, to 1) support Standing Rock in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, 2) consider social equity and environment health when making decisions about city business, and 3) give preference to local businesses in city contracting.

– Together, these facts provide a strong basis for denying U.S. Bank a future contract with the City of Eugene and the city should, instead, seek local banking options to supplement much of the local banking that they already do.

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For more information concerning green investments, check out this document: Fossil Free Investing Guide