Let’s make our voices heard!

People’s Climate March–Washington, DC, 4/29/17
March for Divestment
–Madison, 5/5/17

Details below!

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People’s Climate March — Washington, DC
Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Travel with 350 Madison to Washington, DC, for the April 29 People’s Climate March! Together, we’ll send the message that special interests and the climate-denying Trump administration will not divert us from the crucial work of fighting climate change.

WHAT: 350 Madison bus to the People’s Climate MarchWashington, DC
WHEN: Bus will leave 4/28 Madison and return 4/30 (exact times TBD)
BUS TICKETS: Here

COST:
Standard ticket: $184; students/others with financial need: $92

DONATE: Here

And if you can’t go to DC yourself, please consider making a donation to enable another Madison activist to go in your place!

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It’s Time to Divest from Fossil Fuels!
Divestment March—Madison, WI
May 5, 2017

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Join us for Madison’s action as part of the 2017 Global Divestment Mobilization!

WHAT: Rally and March for Divestment
WHEN: May 5, 2017, 3:30–6:00
WHERE: Capitol Square
RSVP: Here

We have the power to move our money out of destructive banks and invest in healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities instead.

THE PLAN

We will march around the capitol square, stopping in front of four banks that directly invest in or provide loans for pipeline projects (including Dakota Access and Enbridge), private prisons, and other destructive industries. At each bank, we will distribute information about the bank, the projects they are helping to fund, and ways individuals can personally divest. There will be short speeches from people representing local organizations working on these issues at each stop. We are also looking for volunteers to publicly divest their money at each location to show others how to do it.

SCHEDULE

3:30–4:20pm: U.S. Bank (1  S. Pinckney St.)
4:30–5:00pm: BMO Harris (1 W. Main St.)
5:15-6:00pm: Chase Bank/Wells Fargo (E. Mifflin St.)

We are stronger when our movement is intersectional and inclusive. All organizations working toward a just and sustainable future are welcome to join the march.  The Facebook event page will be updated with a list of scheduled speakers and co-sponsoring organizations as they are finalized.

CURRENT SPONSORS

  • 350 Madison’s Divestment Team
  • Divest Madison: The Madison #NODAPL and Divestment Solidarity Team

Please contact the event organizers if you would like to publicly divest your money from any of the four banks listed above, if you know of local organizers who would like to speak at the event, or if you know of local organizations who would like to co-sponsor and promote this event.

RESOURCES

Tar Sands Campaign

Stop Tar Sands Expansion in Wisconsin! Most people have heard of the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat it would have posed to the climate and the environment. Much less well known is the fact that the world’s largest pipeline carries toxic tar sands oil right through Wisconsin, including Dane County. 350 Madison invites you to join the fight against tar sands expansion in Wisconsin!

Divestment Campaign

The 350 Madison Divestment Campaign is part of an international movement pressing universities and colleges (including UW–Madison), local governments, religious organizations, other institutions to sell off fossil fuel assets and invest in cleaner alternatives. If it's wrong to wreck the planet, then it's wrong to profit from that wreckage! Join us—sign our petition urging UW to divest!

Local Energy Action

The Local Energy Action Team works to move the Madison area off fossil fuels by reducing energy use and moving to 100% renewable energy. The team pushes MGE to get off coal and other fossil fuels, supports 100% clean energy for our communities. promotes clean transit options that serve everyone, helps 350 Madison members reduce their carbon footprint, and advocates for energy equity.