**UPDATE 3/17** We are currently evaluating the best way to move forward during this sensitive time, and we ask that no one meet in-person. Please check back for updates as we figure out the best way to support our communities and the planet during this time. We’re in a climate crisis, yet big banks continue to fund fossil fuel expansion. JPMorgan Chase is the #1 funder of fossil fuels worldwide, and they’re using OUR money to do so. We know that public pressure works, so we’re looking for people who want to help us apply that pressure! On Saturday, April 18, we'll kick off the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by letting Chase bank know that they must divest from fossil fuels NOW. We need people who are interested in any of the following: - Engaging in creative demonstrations to raise awareness about how Chase is contributing to the climate crisis - Delivering letters to bank managers - Closing their Chase account - And more! Please email xrla.nmarie [at] protonmail.com with the subject "Chase April 18" to get started. This is the fight for our lives and our planet - we're excited to have you join ✊ BACKGROUND Since 2016, Chase bank has funded $196 billion in fossil fuel projects, which is almost 30% more than the second leading funder of fossil fuel projects, Wells Fargo. We know that public pressure works - just this year, Chase announced that it would stop providing loans for Arctic oil drilling and would phase out loans for coal mining. But we need them to stop funding ALL fossil fuel projects. DIVEST Fossil fuels only make up about 7% of Chase's business, so asking Chase to divest is something that can actually happen if enough customers demand it. If you're interested in divesting from Chase and other banks that fund the climate crisis, check out https://divest.earth/ for more info.