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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 06, 2011
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Join the Dirty Banks “Tour of Shame” at Powershift

Dirty Energy is Over Going to Powershift? Want to stop Big Coal and Big Oil? Aren’t you tired of how Wall Street literally gets away with murder? Then put a little “action” in your life with Rainforest Action Network (action is our middle name, after all.) Please join RAN and friends on Saturday April 16th at 1:00pm outside the DC Convention Center (you can RSVP on Facebook). We’ll lead a “Tour of Shame” through the surrounding business district and take creative direct action against  financiers of dirty energy companies like Arch Coal, Peabody Energy, ExxonMobil, and the coal companies responsible for the destruction of Appalachia’s mountains. Just recently, Portland Rising Tide and 100 Powershift students did the same thing at Bank of America and Wells Fargo branches in downtown Portland. Looks like fun, doesn’t it? [youtube 0DDoqQ7hRIU] Here’s the official invite if you want to tell your friends:
Dirty Energy is Over, Fund the Future Join Us and Put Wall Street on Notice: No More Money for Dirty Coal and Tar Sands Join our campaign to stop the financing of coal and tar sands by Wall Street. Coal and tar sands are the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in North America — causing catastrophic climate change, poisoning communities with toxic pollutants and destroying eco-systems with destructive extraction. Join Rainforest Action Network for our banks “Tour of Shame” as we call out the corporate finance behind dirty coal and oil extraction WHEN: Saturday, April 16th at 1pm WHERE: Meet in front of the DC Convention Center at 7th and Mt. Vernon NW CONTACT: Scott at sparkin@ran.org; 415-235-0596 Big Banks — Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, PNC Bank and Morgan Stanley — raise billions of dollars for the fossil fuel industry every year. It’s time for Wall Street to take responsibility in how their investments affect public health and the climate. Join us on Saturday afternoon and demand a transition in energy financing from dirty coal to clean energy solutions like wind and solar.

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