Day of Action at Chase Branch in Downtown Madison

Event Dates: 
05/07/18
DAY OF ACTION AT CHASE BRANCH IN DOWNTOWN MADISON
 
Monday, May 7, 2018
 
Contact: Seth Jensen, 608-217-3845, sethetristan@gmail.com
 
DAY OF ACTION AT CHASE BRANCH IN DOWNTOWN MADISON
 
On May 7th, concerned citizens around the country will call on Chase Bank to stop financing fossil fuels. Many banks have taken steps to abandon this practice, but others continue to chart a course that contributes to climate catastrophe.
 
Leading the pack of fossil fuel funders is JP Morgan Chase. Since Donald Trump took office, JP Morgan Chase has quadrupled its investment in tar sands.  The bank has consented to supplying capital to pipeline builders, such as Transcanada, Kinder Morgan and Enbridge Energy, which operates in Wisconsin.  In response to this irresponsible practice, there will be a Day of Action at Chase Branches across the country. A march in Madison will be hosted by the 350 Madison Climate Action Divestment Team.
 
What:              Day of Action at Chase Branch in Downtown Madison
When:             Monday, May 7, 2018, 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Where:            JPMorgan Chase Bank, 22 E. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI
Location:         North Hamilton Side of the State Capitol building, Across from Bank 
Speaker:         Phyllis Hasbrouck, Project Leader, Drawing a Line in the Tar Sands, Wisconsin Safe Energy Alliance
Visuals:           Giant Puppets, Posters, Banners, Leaflets
Music:             Clare Norelle, Singer, Musician 
 
Target for the march will be Chase's downtown office.  Assembly will begin at 4:30 pm on the North Hamilton side of the Capitol, just across the street from the bank.  Demonstrators will arrive at the bank by 5:30pm where Hasbrouck will cut up her Chase bank credit card.
 
350 Madison Climate Action Team is the local branch of 350.org, an international grassroots organization that is mobilizing a global climate movement. 350 parts per million (ppm) of CO2 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. We have well exceeded that limit.
 
Learn more:   http://350madison.org/