laurie laurie, February 2, 2018

Events > 2018 > February > Divest Eugene - City Council Work Session (rescheduled) - 12:00 pm

About this event:

Created by laurie

Harris Hall
125 E. 8th
Eugene, OR

Please join us as we listen in on the City Council’s discussion of this critically important, proposed ordinance requesting that the City of Eugene divest 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.

For more information, contact  nastywomenrevolution@gmail.com.

Look for upcoming events concerning this campaign to the right under “Upcoming Events”.

Website: https://nastywomenrevolution.wordpress.com/

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