#ShutDownChase, Seattle, 2018

Tar sands devastates our climate, our forests, and our water. What is less well-known is the devastating impact it has on indigenous communities — and especially on indigenous women. Over the last four decades, over 4,000 indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered in Canada. The murder rate of indigenous women is over 4x that of the general population. This violence vastly increases near the “man camps” that service tar sands extraction sightsLast year JPMorgan Chase increased its financing of the Canadian tar sands by 400% and is currently attempting to block the introduction of a shareholder resolution that would force the bank to undertake a study into its tar sands investments.This is one reason why we #ShutDownChase. Share if you agree that Chase needs to stop funding the violence of women and devastation of our planet.

Posted by 350 Seattle on Thursday, May 10, 2018

On Monday, once again, we #ShutDownChase. 100+ people set up 4 tarpees in the middle of 2nd Avenue outside of JPMorgan Chase’s PNW Headquarters as 23 women occupied the lobby — disrupting business to shine a light on how devastating tar sands business is, to people and to planet. In total, 15 people were arrested, and we held the street for over five hours.

Tar sands oil devastates our climate, our forests, and our water. What’s less well-known is the devastating impact it has on indigenous communities — and especially on indigenous women.

Over the last four decades, over 4,000 indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered in Canada. The murder rate of indigenous women is over 4x that of the general population. This violence skyrockets all along the “man camps” that spring up around tar sands extraction sites.

JPMorgan really doesn’t want the world to know about its role in funding the devastation of the tar sands industry. The greater the spotlight we shine on this issue, the greater the chance of JPMorgan Chase being forced to do the right thing. Can you help us by doing two things?

  1. Can you share our #ShutDownChase wrap-up video to help share this message with the world?
  2. Can you call Matthew Arnold at 212-270-5052 to ask him to do all he can to ensure that Chase stops funding tar sands?

There are talking points and a call script here. (Arnold is Chase’s Global Head of Sustainable Finance).