If you supported the #NoDAPL movement but couldn't make it to Standing Rock,
If you are passionate about environmental justice,
If you are concerned about climate change,
And If you think the next Governor of Illinois should NOT be profiting from fossil fuels–
This is your chance to stand up to those politicians who put short-term profits before people and planet.
Join us on Thursday, March 1st, where we will rally outside the POLITICO/UofC/WBEZ Governor's Debate, calling on all candidates for Illinois Governor to:
1) Commit to Divesting from fossil fuels immediately
2) Take a Stand against the Dakota Pipeline (which ends in Illinois).
3) Sign The 350Kishwaukee divestment pledge and firmly commit to doing everything in their power as Governor to transition to renewable energy if elected. The pledge can be found here:
EXCERPT FROM THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES:
"[JB Pritzker’s] extensive filing... shows a partnership interest in Energy Transfer Partners LP, a pipeline operator that constructed and is a part-owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which carries oil underground from North Dakota all the way to an oil tank farm near Patoka, Illinois. The project sparked protests, hundreds of arrests and still faces a legal challenge. President Donald Trump in January signed an executive order to advance the pipeline. Construction had been delayed amid protests over opposition from Native Americans over sacred ground."
"[Chris Kennedy] also lists interests in oil companies ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Exelon Corporation and Occidental Petroleum Corporation."
This is a student-led action. The goal of this demonstration is to bring environmental issues to the forefront and fight against harmful pipelines that destroy the earth and violate Native American Civil rights. This action aims to inform Illinois voters of these harmful investments and conflicts of interest these candidates have in Big Oil. By demonstrating our people power, we can both hold these candidates accountable and pressure them to #Divest from fossil fuels.
The following organizations stand in solidarity with this action:
Illinois Against DAPL
North Park Green Team
Progressives of Kane County
Chicago Youth Alliance for Climate Action
Frack Free Illinois
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action
Students for Environmental Concerns UIUC - SECS
Student Environmental Alliance of Loyola Chicago
Rising Tide Chicago