When: Friday, February 13th, 12-1pm
Where: In front of Portland City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave
Who: Everyone who loves Portland!
Start the Valentine weekend off right and show our mayor how much we "heart" him. Let's ask our mayor Charlie Hales to return the love by honoring his pledge of a fossil free future for Portland.
We'll remind him that on June 5, 2013, World Environment Day, he declared, "The City must urge the Oregon State Treasurer, the Local Government Investment Pool, and the Oregon Investment Council to divest of all state holdings in fossil fuel."
(Thump! That's a heart excited.)
And then the following month he met with Bill McKibben and reaffirmed this commitment.
(Thump-thump! That's a heart skipping a beat.)
Unfortunately a year-and-a-half has passed and the resolution has yet to come before City Council. In the meantime the city purchased $20,000,000 in ExxonMobil bonds.
(Crack! That's a heart breaking.)
Oh, Charlie, say it isn't so! Have you forgotten all the beautiful things you said so many months ago? "By acting locally, we can send a message to the world that investment in fossil fuels is a losing proposition, and that loosening our dependence on fossil fuels will increase our quality of life." Were those just empty words? Please, follow through on your promise. Invest in our future and BREAK UP with FOSSIL FUELS for good!
Come join 350PDX as we celebrate the "break up" in style. We're going to have a party with music, and flowers, and candies, and even a special guest appearance by the Raging Grannies! We'll also be taking photos of citizens clutching their free-us-from-fossil-fuels love letters, which can be personalized and sent directly to Charlie
Join us in this peaceful gathering as we send a message of hope to local politicians, universities, and the fossil fuel industry alike. Gather your friends and family, children and grandchildren, workout buddies and neighbors. It's going to take all of us to make fossil fuels
February 13th, 12-1pm - In front of Portland City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave
Cosponsored by: First Unitarian Church of Portland, Community for Earth; No KXL Portland; 350 Oregon; 350 Deschutes; Portland Raging Grannies; Portland Rising Tide; Portland Jobs with Justice; Oregon Climate