#NoDAPL Wells Fargo Encampment & March on Mayor de Blasio
Indigenous Peoples and allies will begin an overnight protest encampment at 5:30pm. The next morning at 11:00am we will march to City Hall to call on Mayor de Blasio to divest from Wells Fargo and other banks financing the Dakota Access pipeline. Join us at the kick off of the encampment and the march! #DefundDAPL Now!
If you want to join the encampment overnight, please go fill out this form: http://bit.ly/forgowells (please simply hit "going" on this page if you plan to join us for either the kick off on the 5th or the march on the 6th.
We are responding to the #NativeNationsRise call by the Standing Rock Sioux and Indigenous leaders. This is an event to affirm treaty rights and Indigenous self-determination. We're calling on:
• NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as Comptroller Stringer, to end the City’s pension fund investments and business with Wells Fargo and other DAPL banks.
• Wells Fargo and the other banks to stop funding oil & gas pipelines such as Dakota Access; Pilgrim Pipelines; Keystone XL; Sabal Trail; Penn East; Trans-Pecos; Access Northeast and many others that destroy Mother Earth.
• We are demonstrating against Wells Fargo sub-prime rip-offs, foreclosures, financing for private prisons and other practices that plague us all.
The City of Seattle already divested from Wells Fargo over its financing of Dakota Access after the bank defrauded its customers and then blamed its workers. NYC is a major customer for bank services and the NYC pensions funds control $165 billion in investments. Mayor de Blasio and Comptroller Stringer: Divest Now!
#DefundDAPL #NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock #WaterIsLife #ForgoWells #NativeNationsRise
Indigenous Sponsoring Organizations:
American Indian Law Alliance
American Indian Community House
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
Tonatierra Community Development Institute
International Indian Treaty Council
Indigenous Values Initiative
New York Communities for Change
People's Climate Movement NY
Food & Water Watch
Catskill Mountain Keeper
Citizen Action of New York
Sane Energy Project
Sierra Club - Atlantic Chapter
Bronx Climate Justice - North
Josh Fox - documentary filmmaker and activist