ReInvest, Reempower, Rise – The DC Divest Fest
Big banks, developers, and fossil fuel companies threaten our communities here in Washington, DC. Together, we have the power to regain control over our neighborhoods, environment, and finances. Join us to call upon the DC Council to divest our local tax money out of Wells Fargo and invest in us — in our access to healthy food, affordable homes, safe drinking water, clean energy, and a just financial system.
This is a gathering of residents, local advocacy groups, and community and family empowerment organizations, highlighting resources that help us divest from the big banks that threaten our homes and health, and invest in our own community. As we enjoy food and music and learn from each other, we will also take action to send a clear message to the DC Council: we are the leaders of DC’s future, and the Council must divest from Wells Fargo and invest in our communities.
Divesting our own money is one of the most powerful ways we can demonstrate to the D.C. Council that they should divest our taxpayer money from Wells Fargo and invest locally. We will close with an action that sends a clear message to the D.C. Council: we are the leaders of D.C.’s future, and the Council must divest from Wells Fargo and reinvest in our community.
DCReInvest is a coalition of DC-based grassroots groups working to divest DC taxpayer money from big banks that fund companies building the Potomac Pipeline, private prisons, and predatory and racist lending. Instead, we see a future where the DC Council invests our taxpayer money in our communities. We are answering the call of Indigenous leaders and local organizers to ensure DC’s wealth is used to combat injustice, not perpetuate it.
Our list of co-signers is growing and currently includes:
D.C. ReInvest Coalition
Showing Up for Racial Justice – SURJ – DC
Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America
We Act Radio
Sierra Club, Washington DC Chapter
Sunrise Movement – DC Hub
Fossil Free American University
DC for Democracy
Stop Police Terror Project DC
DC Public Banking Center
DC Statehood Green Party
Socialist Alternative DC