Face Time with Two Faced Chase— JPMorgan Chase Campaign Launch!

posted by Tess Geyer

Here at Rainforest Action Network, we know the sure-fire way to challenge corporate power is to follow the money. That’s why we’ve officially launched our campaign targeting the biggest U.S. bank financing the tar sands sector–JPMorgan Chase.

                      (activists outside of city hall demanding Denver divest from JPMorgan Chase)

Last week RAN staff (and our coalition of allies and local residents) met JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon in Denver, CO and put him on notice that we won’t allow Chase to finance tar sands any longer. Tuesday morning started off with a divestment action and rally outside of Chase’s corporate offices in Denver, followed by a surprise visit to directly confront him about his banks investments in dirty energy, and ending the day with RAN staff hand delivering a letter directly informing him of our launch.


                                                       (activists inside Chase bank branch)

JPMorgan Chase is the #1 Wall Street funder of tar sands oil–one of the dirtiest forms of fossil fuels on the planet. Not only do TAR SANDS = GAME OVER for the climate, all projects associated with tar sands production wreak havoc on Indigenous, frontline, and fenceline communities.

JPMorgan Chase has financed over $3 billion in tar sands companies, and now they’re financing all four highly controversial proposed tar sands pipelines; Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain, Enbridge’s Line 3 expansion, TransCanada’s Energy East, and TransCanada’s Keystone XL. These pipelines threaten Indigenous rights and our shared climate. We must continue to keep the pressure on JPMorgan Chase to get them to defund this disastrous fossil fuel sector.


We are asking our network of supporters to join us as we work to get JPMorgan Chase out of the tar sands sector. Here are three ways where you can get involved:

  1. Share our images from this week’s actions! (check out our Facebook) AND take part in flooding Jamie Dimon’s inbox with demands to #DefundTarSands, and protect Indigenous, frontline, and fenceline communities.

  2. Host an action for Mazaska Talks Global Day of Action — “3 days of mass global action that make it clear to the banks: Financing climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples will result in a massive global divestment movement.”

  3. *Becoming a SUPER Action Lead with Rainforest Action Network on our campaign get JPMorgan Chase to #DefundTarSands (email tess@ran.org to get involved).*

    1. Help recruit and mobilize folks in your community and across the country to take action!

    2. Coach new volunteers, run and participate in trainings, workshops and webinars

    3. Keep the pressure on Jamie Dimon to get out of the tar sands sector through on the ground grassroots campaigning


We’ll see you in the streets.