In light of the recent upheavals in the banking sector and the greater concentration of deposits in the large Wall Street banks, now more than ever we need to demand that these banks use their power and funds responsibly. The banks must manage both financial risks and climate risks; indeed climate risks ARE financial risks. We need banks to invest safely, securely, and sustainably to have a safe planet.
Here’s what you can do TODAY to escalate the pressure on the big four banks to stop financing dirty fossil fuels.
- Join one of the roughly 100 events to “Stop Dirty Banks” TODAY! You can check the map for new and updated events, or just grab 1-2 friends, print out a sign, and head to your local bank branch! Make the connection between cash in the dirty banks and carbon pollution and climate impacts. Click here for downloadable signs, slogans for homemade signs, chants and more.
- Send a fax letter to Bank CEOs: Click on the link, edit the letter to the CEOs, and hit send. It may be easy for the CEOs to ignore lots of emails coming in to a bank email address. Fax machines ringing off the hook – not so much. Let’s jam up their fax machines! Click here to send your fax to the Bank CEOs.
- Post your photos and concerns on social media: Use #StopDirtyBanks, #ActOnClimate, #32123. Tag the banks: @Citibank, @WellsFargo, @BankOfAmerica, and @Chase or just use the quick links below
See you at the Bank!