Thanks for a good call this morning! As we get ready for the online retreat, I super appreciate y’all taking time out of your days to help guide our planning.
Here are all the links, resources, and updates that were shared on the call!
- Participant’s Agenda
- RSVP Form – please RSVP by Saturday, August 1st. (Note – you need to RSVP to get the zoom link for the calls.)
To help us in our planning, we’re going to be conducting several “snap polls” between now and the end of the retreat. These will be polls with 1 or 2 questions that will take you less than sixty seconds to complete. The snap polls are a way to get real-time feedback from y’all on the direction of the retreat! Here are our very first questions…
Last month, Rev. Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus had this op-ed in Common Dreams about the use of the racist term “brown finance” in climate finance spaces. Bloomberg also picked up on it this week.
After discussing this with the Hip Hop Caucus, Stop the Money Pipeline has made a commitment to ensure that we, as a coalition, are not using this racist language in our work. We also made a commitment to name it as racist language and give feedback to others whenever we see or hear it used. This includes committing to give feedback to our friends and fellow coalition partners, non-coalition partners, and reporters when we hear this term used.
We would encourage all partners involved in Stop the Money Pipeline to please make sure you’re not using this racist term in your work, and that you also commit to naming it and providing feedback on it whenever you see or hear it.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be working to support Color of Change and amplifying a campaign they are running in response to this. We’ll be directing people to a petition they are running, and also 350.org is providing some support in creating a shareable video. Watch this space for more. In the meantime, there is an organizational sign-on letter here that we very much encourage all STMP partners to sign on to!
- Send Liberty Mutual leadership in Canada a message here (and ask your supporters to do the same)
- Sign your organization onto this open letter to the remaining Trans Mountain insurers. The deadline for sign-ons is TODAY! (There was a pretend deadline last week, but that was just a joke – obvs. The real final deadline for sign on is today 🙂
BlackRock: Funding Deportations as well as the climate crisis🙌💻🙌
- Sign-on letter for groups: https://bit.ly/BLKPalantir
- Individual petition: http://foe.org/BLK-Palantir
Banks: wins and momentum!👏👏👏
So much respect for all of you and all of your work to make this world a more just, fairer planet. Hope to see many of you at the online retreat sessions over the next couple of weeks ❤
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Please RSVP for the STMP Online Retreat by Aug 1, 2020: bit.ly/STMP-RSVP
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