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Cut the Chase! Climate Action (Day 1 in Santa Cruz, CA)

Friday, February 28, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz
Location Details:
730 Ocean St, Santa Cruz

Fearless Climate Warriors! Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz has joined with California Climate Action groups (Rainforest Action Network, 350 Bay Area, 350 Silicon Valley, XRLA, XR Youth, Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Front Bay Area and others) in an extended, escalating campaign aimed at putting pressure on Chase Bank to divest from their ongoing financing of the fossil fuel industry.

We will kick this campaign off by showing up and making our demands clear at Chase bank on Friday 2/28. Ongoing Chase actions will continue through the week of Earth Day.

How can you participate:

** You can hold signs and banners outside the bank- just show up at 4pm, bring a sign or use one of ours.

** You can hand out educational fliers to Chase customers and/or cars that are stopped in traffic.- just show up at 4pm and we will supply you with fliers.

** You can learn the moves to the disco dance and participate in the DISCO flash mob. To learn the dance, email morningstarmegan [at] ... or show up at Motion Pacific THIS Saturday at 4 pm (Feb. 22). Wear your disco outfits on day of!!

** You can take video or photos and share on social media.- just show up and do it.

** You can divest your personal money or cut your credit card and send us a video about your process.

** You can BE PRESENT at Chase for the action- just show up at 4pm and be peaceful.

** Support or utilize the Family Zone (on the grass with blankets, pillows, snacks,etc) at this action for nursing mamas, with child-friendly activities.

** Support or utilize the Regeneration Station- provide snacks & water for activists, meditate, emotional connection

*Note: Details are still forming. If you want to participate with the planning and/or the action, email antoinettep [at]

*Invite people from any and all climate and social justice groups and unaffiliated individuals to join us!

*Please don't park in the Chase Parking lot


JPMorgan Chase is by far the biggest funder of the fossil fuel industry worldwide - the ONLY U.S. funder of the Jordan Cove Pipeline and a major funder of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline currently blocked by the Wet'suwet'en Nation in British Columbia.

In the 3 years since the Paris Agreement, JPMorgan Chase provided the fossil fuel industry with $196 billion in financing.

They are the #1 banker of arctic oil & gas drilling, the #1 banker of ultra-deepwater oil & gas drilling, the #2 banker of fracking (right behind Wells Fargo), the #1 banker of Liquid Natural Gas and the #1 U.S. banker of coal mining.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Feb 22, 2020 6:43PM
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