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Promise to Protect Training Tour – May 4 and 5, 2019
Rising Tide Chicago is proud to be a partner organization in solidarity with the Promise to Protect Training Tour, a frontline-led effort to build capacity in the continued fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline. These trainings are organized by our partners 350 Chicago, in collaboration with Indigenous Environmental Network and other groups.
With millions of dollars being poured into fossil fuel projects each year and TransCanada planning to begin pipeline construction this June, we must be ready to mobilize and fight back to protect the land, air, and water. Construction may be delayed, but we know that fossil fuel companies like TransCanada will stop at nothing to build their dirty projects.
This training will educate, empower, and elevate the voices and skills of community members to take back their land and push out extractive oil and gas companies. After the training, community members will be equipped with the knowledge and support necessary to organize their own actions to stop the fossil fuel industry and be prepared to take action on the route of Keystone XL if invited by Indigenous leaders.
This tour is historic. Never before have native and non native allies come together to build power in this way. This is an exciting opportunity for those who are committed to stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and ending the development of fossil fuels in their communities.
#DefundDisaster and #ShutDownChase – National Day of Action – April 10, 2019
Chicago joins cities and communities across the US in taking action against JPMorgan Chase, the largest funder of fossil fuels in the United States; other communities will be targeting Wells Fargo, the country’s second largest funder of climate devastation.
All new fossil fuel projects depend on major bank loans. The Dakota Access pipeline, for example, was a $3.8 billion pipeline. $2.5 billion of that was funded by major banks. Without these mega loans, fossil fuel companies simply don’t have enough money to build new pipelines, new coal terminals or new LNG facilities.
Banks across Europe ― BNP Paribas, ING Bank as well as the World Bank ― have all taken some meaningful steps to limit their funding of new fossil fuel projects. But Wall Street?
Wall Street’s continuing full steam ahead with business-as-usual, spending tens of billions every year on new fossil fuel projects ― projects that are a disaster for our climate and systematically abuse Indigenous Nations right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent.
Dump Chase! Divestment Campaign Kick-Off: March 30, 2019
Enjoy snacks and learn about immediate and tangible ways to take action to protect our climate with Rising Tide Chicago! Learn about our local Chase Bank fossil fuel divestment campaign and an upcoming national day of action on April 10th.
Attendees will learn how:
–Tar sands oil is polluting Lake Michigan, our drinking water!
–JP Morgan & Chase Bank is the biggest investor in the most dangerous fossil fuels
–To pressure key decision makers to get Chase to divest from fossil fuels within the next 12 years
Link for signing up for April 10th day of action
The recent news about the state of our climate is depressing, but as Edward Abbey said, “action is the antidote to despair.”
Date: Saturday, March 30th
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: 410 S. Michigan Ave, 3rd Floor
February 2014–“Cupid” delivers a giant card and a read heart shaped box filled with scientific papers on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing to Gov. Quinn’s office in Springfield, IL.
December 2013–Concerned citizens dressed as elves deliver an oil derrick to Gov. Pat Quinn’s home with a red bow on it to protest his allowing hydraulic fracturing in the state of Illinois.
Video of the delivery of the oil derrick to Gov. Quinn’s house by elves
May 2013–Residents from all across Illinois, come to the state capitol and block the doors to Governor Quinn’s office to protest his support of regulated hydraulic fracturing in the state of Illinois. Over the course of a week, five people were arrested.
Feb 2012–Heartland Institute open house interrupted for their promotion of false science and climate denial as part of Shut Down the Corporations day of Action against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)