350 Madison monthly meeting May 3

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Join 350 Madison and friends on Monday evening May 3 to learn more about campus divestment, personal divestment, and the campaign to get Chase Bank to defund Line 3.

Some of you may remember when Bill McKibben came to Madison in November 2012 to kick off 350 Madison’s campaign to get the University of Wisconsin to divest from fossil fuels.  Since then,  institutions with more than $14.5 trillion in assets have committed to divest from fossil fuels.  Local governments and churches in our area have pledged to divest.  But the university, and the University of Wisconsin Foundation, have not yet answered the call.                       

This spring there has been a surge of increased divestment action on UW campuses across the state.  At the same time, 350 Madison’s Divest and Defund team has been pressuring Chase Bank to stop financing fossil fuel infrastructure, with our most immediate demand being “Defund Line 3.”  And, on a personal front, how many of us have taken steps to divest our individual retirement accounts or other assets from the fossil fuel industry?

At our next public meeting, 350 Madison will host a divestment panel, bringing together students active in the UW Divestment Coalition, a 350 member who has helped family and friends personally divest from fossil fuels, and local activists pressuring Chase to defund Line 3 and other tar sands pipelines.   Following a joint panel, we will break into three groups, so that you can hear more about campus divestment, personal divestment, or the Chase campaign. 

WHAT: 350 Madison monthly meeting

WHEN: Monday, May 3, 2021, 7:00–8:10, followed by optional small group discussions on different divestment strategies

Register in advance for this meeting  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMldeGqrz8vGNflDilVF-3j-E6YTKTBabL1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information 

about joining the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone

Don’t miss the panel, featuring:

Moderator Julia Isaacs

  • Campus divestment activists Maddie Loeffler, student at UW-Eau Claire and UW Divestment Coalition intern; Molly McGuire, student at UW-Stevens Point and UW Divestment Coalition team coordinator; and Mark Johnson, lecturer at UW-Madison.
  • Personal divestment advocate Steve Lewis,
  • Chase Campaign members Judy Stadler and Seth Jensen

We look forward to seeing you!

-Julia Isaacs, Monthly Meeting Team