Students from North Park University's Green Team are among the lead organizers of this exciting action, which we invite you to join!
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 at the University of Chicago Logan Center (615 E 60th St., Chicago), 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:
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.
Learn more at the Facebook event page, and let us know you are coming below so we can connect you with a Y.E.C.A. organizer!