Every day, we are witnessing the intensifying impacts of climate change: wildfires, super storms, and floods. These extreme weather events are not only putting our planet in peril, they are endangering communities at the forefront of the crisis. Meanwhile, the world’s biggest asset manager, BlackRock, is the largest investor in the very industries responsible for the climate crisis — fossil fuels and agribusiness. BlackRock talks a big game about sustainability and social purpose, all while it bankrolls the very industries responsible for climate chaos. BlackRock must divest from fossil fuels but they cannot stop there. Any commitment to responsible investing must include a commitment to basic human rights and that means divesting from companies like Palantir, a data analytics firm that facilitates the surveillence, detention, and deportation of immigrants here in the United States.
On Sept. 17 we’re showing up (with masks & socially distanced, of course) at BlackRock’s NYC office with our friends at Mijente, BlackRock’s Big Problem, New York Communities for Change, & Friends of the Earth to demand divestment from Palantir. You can also join us online for a livestream and virtual rally via Zoom with hundreds of others taking action together by making calls directly to BlackRock and amplifying on social media. The online zoom rally will feature leaders in the movement for migrant justice and local organizers speaking on the impacts that ICE raids and deportations have on immigrant communities.
RSVP for an in-person rally at BlackRock HQ in NYC here.
Register to participate online here.