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Wells Fargo Protest to Support the Water Protectors at Standing Rock
November 15, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-6
In solidarity with the National Day of Action, November 15th, we will be manifesting in front of the Wells Fargo branches in Carbondale and Aspen from 11am – 4pm.
We encourage anyone who is able to join us in this democratic action. The Army Corps fast-tracked the Dakota Access Pipeline without proper consultation, and as a result, bulldozers are approaching Standing Rock as we speak. But with coordinated, massive demonstrations across the country, we’ll make it clear that this powerful movement will not allow the Obama administration or the incoming President to sacrifice Indigenous rights, our water, or our climate – they must reject this pipeline.
Flyers and posters are being created. Create your own picket sign. Remember this is a PEACEFUL Protest in line with the peaceful efforts of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.
If the banks pull funding, as the Dutch bank DNB Is considering it will have a major impact on the whether or not the DAPL continues.
This is a grand opportunity to do something right now and right here. This is happening in conjunction with major protests across the country on this day including a major march on the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Denver starting at the University of Colorado.
Wells Fargo represents $460,000,000 in financial support for the DAPL and is one of the top 4 financers of the $10.5 billion credit line. We will be encouraging locals to withdraw their support for these institutions by closing accounts and making phone calls as part of the national effort to pressure major banks into withdrawing their sponsorship and consequently starving the DAPL (aka Black Snake) of the necessary loans to continue.