By now, you’ve probably heard about the Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL. Native American tribes and others have been protesting the 1,172-mile pipeline that would carry 400,000 barrels of crude oil daily through multiple states. They note the pipeline will disturb sacred burial sites and pollute the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s drinking water in the Missouri River.
That’s right – the Standing Rock Sioux’s only water source will be endangered by this pipeline.
They have put their bodies on the line to stop the construction and defend their water and their way of life. The police brutality and violence in response to their peaceful demonstrations has been outrageous, and must not continue.
There has been a groundswell of folks speaking out on social media and in person, but the oil company has not budged. Now, it’s time to speak in the only language the oil company understands: money. We have to put our money where our mouth is and withdraw our money from the big banks that are funding this pipeline, including Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup.
Join me by pledging to withdraw your money from these big banks until they agree to:
1. Divest from Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
2. Pressure President Obama to halt construction and put a stop to the human rights violations against the Native Americans at Standing Rock.
When you go to your bank (Bank of America, HSBC, UBS, Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank, etc.), film yourself withdrawing money telling the bank that you will take your business to Federal Credit Unions until they divest from Dakota Access Pipeline.
After filming your #BankExit
, post it to social and challenge your friends to do the same! Tweet your video: barackobama WellsFargo chase citibank HSBC
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Demand President barackobama
call for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which will effectively put a stop to this human rights violation against the Native Americans at Standing Rock.
Native Americans have been fighting to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline for months. It’s time for us to join them any way we can. We have to act with the knowledge that social justice, economic justice and environmental justice are all connected.