Global Divestment Day in Portland–BREAK UP WITH FOSSIL FUELS

divest1This Valentine’s Day Friday come spend your lunch hour helping us tell Mayor Charlie Hales we won’t love him anymore unless he moves ahead and introduces the fossil fuel divestment resolution NOW!

On June 5, 2013, World Environment Day, the Mayor proclaimed, “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.” The next month he met with Bill McKibben and reaffirmed this commitment. 20 months later and the resolution has still not come before City Council. Instead, the City has purchased $20,000,000 in Exxon Mobile bonds.

 Charlie, have you jilted us? Stop stringing us along! It’s time you follow through on your commitment. It’s time to BREAK UP WITH FOSSIL FUELS. Divest now!

Write a ‘love’ letter to Charlie (or sign a pre-written one). We’ll take a picture of you and your letter and you can send it to the mayor! We’ll have music, flowers and candy.

Come start your Valentine weekend right. Show that you want to Protect what you love and divest from fossil fuels. This will be a peaceful gathering. Bring your loving children along.

 Friday, February 13th, Noon to 1pm in front of the Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue

 Endorsers of Portland Global Divestment Day event (in formation)

First Unitarian Church of Portland, Community for Earth; No KXL Portland; 350 Deschutes; 350 Oregon; Portland Raging Grannies; Portland       Rising Tide; Portland Jobs with Justice; Oregon Climate; Tikkun Olam (social action) Committee of P’nai Or of Portland


We’ll need about fifteen people to take photos, help with letters, hold up our banners and signs and other small tasks. Please email to volunteer.