Climate Justice and Fossil Fuel Resistance Sign-on Letter
All injustices are inherently linked. In the 21st century one of the strongest links can be found in the massive financial institutions that fund myriad forms of economic, social and environmental destruction.
In 2013 Wells Fargo became the most profitable bank in America, raking in $21.9 Billion. This money was largely made by taking advantage of working-class people, funding the prison/deportation industrial complex, and from investing in the fossil fuel industry. Wells Fargo is perhaps most notorious for their abusive and criminal housing practices – foreclosing on tens of thousands of people a year and doctoring paperwork to speed up this process.
To call attention to these abuses, Occupy Our Homes and the Home Defenders League have called for National Days of Action against Wells Fargo on April 28-29th. The organizers for this mobilization are asking groups to hit Wells Fargo on all fronts.
Wells Fargo invests heavily in mountaintop removal coal mining, hydraulic fracking, tar sands oil extraction, the construction of new coal plants and other extreme energy projects. These investment practices must end.
Due to Wells Fargo’s support of the fossil fuel industry, and out of an understanding that all forms of injustice must be eradicated; we urge fellow climate justice and fossil fuel resistance groups to join this national action.
We stand in solidarity with all who have been affected negatively by Wells Fargo; and with the communities and populations that have been disproportionately impacted.
We stand with Occupy Our Homes and the Home Defenders League in their call for National Days of Action against Wells Fargo on April 28-29th and pledge to actively participate and support this mobilization.
Housing is a human right. Migration is a human right. Clean air and water is a human right.
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