#FareWellsFargo Flashmob

#FareWellsFargo FLASH MOB!

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Who?

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Red Earth Defense, American Indian Movement Southern California, Divest LA, People for Bernie Sanders, Revolution LA, Democratic Socialists of America-LA, SoCal 350 Climate Action, Bernie Sanders Brigade, Millennials for Revolution, March and Rally Los Angeles, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Food & Water Watch California, and 200 flash mob Participants.

Guest Speaker:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Environmental Activist, Attorney, Author, Radio Host)

Coalition Speakers:
AIMSoCal
Divest LA
#BankExit
SoCal 350 Climate Justice
Bernie Sanders Brigade
ACCE

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What:

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Coalition organizers and supporters will make a major announcement regarding the City of Los Angeles’ divestment from Wells Fargo, the second largest bank in the nation. When the City Divests it will be the largest divestment in the nation to date.

Alongside the press conference, a large gathering of community organizers and members of the public will create a human art formation spelling out the word “DIVEST” in front of city hall.

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When?

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Monday, December 11, 2017
12 p.m.- 12:30 p.m. Members of the public gather.

Press Arrivals: 12:15pm - 12:50pm.
The press conference will begin at sharply at 1 p.m.

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Where?

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12pm Flash Mob - Grand Park - East lawn, across the street from LA City Hall.
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

1pm Press Conference - West steps of Los Angeles City Hall.

DIRECT ACTION to immediately follow Press Conference and Art Photo Opp.

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Why?

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Donald Trump's announcement to slash the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase monuments in Utah is an attack on tribal sovereignty and environmental protections. The planned reduction is the largest elimination of protected land in American history, an act intended to make way for drilling oil and mining uranium.

With the current direction of federal policy it is more important than ever that local governments act in the public interest to DIVEST from banks profiting off the repression of indigenous rights, DIVEST from banks financing fossil fuel corporations, DIVEST from banks targeting low income communities, and DIVEST from banks contributing to the destruction of our environment.

In June 2017, the grassroots Divest LA movement successfully persuaded LA City Council to withdraw over $40 million in investments from Wells Fargo: a financial institution known for its legacy of funding the DAPL and KEYSTONE pipelines, harming customers through fraudulent accounts, and predatory lending and foreclosures.

This week, LA City Council will vote on the Request for Proposal (RFP) banking contract which will DISQUALIFY Wells Fargo from the City's commercial banking services because of the bank's downgraded Federal Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating.

Upon a passing vote, Los Angeles City Council will send a clear message to Wall Street banks of their commitment to moving towards a cleaner, healthier environment and a socially responsible city. This will be the largest bank divestment in the country, following major cities like: Seattle, Santa Monica, Philadelphia, and New York City.

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Facebook Event Page

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1766439796699494/

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Hashtags

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#FareWellsFargo #DivestLA #BankExit

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About Divest LA

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Divest LA is a coalition of over 30 progressive, indigenous, and environmental organizations. The movement seeks to end the City of Los Angeles’ financial ties with Wells Fargo for their complicit involvement in fraudulent conduct and crimes against humanity and the planet. Divest LA advocates for greater financial accountability, ethical business practices and for public funds to be placed in socially and environmentally conscious institutions that will protect, strengthen, and enrich our communities.