Added 11/19/19 Huge Divestment by EIB European Investment Bank
Take your money out of BIG BANKS – especially CHASE and WELLS FARGO
Already the biggest financier of extreme fossil fuels on Wall Street, last year CHASE increased it’s fossil fuel investment by over $4 Billion. Wells Fargo, the #2 funder of fossil fuels is the #1 funder of FRACKING
Successful Divest the globe action at Wells Fargo Santa Cruz included leaflets to customers, a giant banner, a sidewalk “die-in” , letters presented to the bank
manager and a great group tableau on the marquee.
Details on international bank investments – Report Card Summary
Inspiring Previous events in Seattle
Bay Area action against Wells Fargo 3/18/19
1/28/19 Interesting short video from a group working with industries to make big changes in emissions and water usage.
Jan 2019 Website for Santa Cruz Public Banking Group.
Oct 2018 New Journal on Green Investing etc.
Oct 2018 A Santa Cruz group is working on local Public Bank – see new website
Aug 2018 Interesting article about the increasing popularity of public banks
Aug 2018 Local finance company specializing in environmentally sound projects In3finance.com
July 2018 Interesting Article on possible public bank in San Francisco
June 2018 Local Flier on Good/Bad Banks Divest
May 2018 – Chase Bank Campaign
Of all the Big Banks CHASE is the WORST
Already the biggest financier of extreme fossil fuels on Wall Street, last year CHASE increased it’s fossil fuel investment by over $4 Billion
Did you know all major banks have investments in oil and pipeline projects? more at http://www.defunddapl.org/
Check below and MOVE your money out. Move it to a responsible local bank. Divest or close accounts at Bank of America ,Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank, USBANK, Comerica, TD Securities
Open at a good local bank Bay Federal , Lighthouse Bank, Santa Cruz Community Credit Union, Santa Cruz County Bank, Bank of the West
Below photos from our May 7 , 2018 event in Santa Cruz
2017 Oct 23 Masaska Campaign
Great group met at Wells Fargo and later covered Chase and Bank of America. We delivered letters to the managers and passed out lots of flyers to customers with info on moving their money to banks which don’t support the fossil fuel industry,
11/1 great news – The Equator Banks publicly confirmed that they will “start a process of updating the Equator Principles” with a special focus on the “important implications of the Paris Agreement” and “application of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in different jurisdictions”. read more at http://divestinvest.org
Support Public Banking
Recent studies show Public banks are Safer, less corrupt, more efficient and profitable for local governments and economies, less vulnerable to banking crises
Public Banking News Jan 2018
Both Michigan and New Jersey have submitted bills proposing a state bank. Read about it!
Read “Why I Support Public Banking” by Steve Pleich atwww.pdclub.org/blog:pdclub/article/id/3910196
Articles posted Nov 9
Ellen Brown’s opinion re the future of public banking and the election of Phil Murphy in New Jersey (Posted on November 4, 2017 by Ellen Brown)
CA Treasurer Chiang recommends feasibility study on a CA Public Bank to address cannabis banking posted by PUBLIC BANKING INSTITUTE – Nov 07, 2017
DIVEST your Savings
Oil stocks are already dropping and may fall drastically in a “Carbon Bubble”. Invest to encourage positive changes, social and/or environmental.
Divestment campaigns helped to bring down South African Apartheid and influenced the Big Tobacco settlement. Now is the time to act to save the climate. Together we can influence the future