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Earth Uprising Strikes Against Banks and the Financial Industry for Financing Fossil-Fuel Projects

August 9, 2019

Planet Earth, August 9, 2019: The seventh week of our #ClimateStrikeSummer has arrived, and this week we will be striking against banks. This week’s strikes bring awareness to the banks and financial companies that are funding the fossil fuel companies and the climate crisis. These actions put pressure on financial institutions to choose to protect our planet instead of their shareholders. Furthermore, through our #FinanceClimateStrike this week, we will also call attention to wealth inequality and the devastating effects this has on our climate.

This strike is a part of week four of eight of the #ClimateStrikeSummer campaign and will demonstrate that the youth are demanding system change, NOT climate change, from the greatest contributors to the climate crisis in modern society.

Here is WHO we will be striking against, WHEN we will be doing it, and WHERE are doing it. We only included a list of some of the bigger strikes this Friday; this is NOT a comprehensive list. The list is ordered alphabetically by city, and times are listed in the cities’ respective time zones. We will update this if new strikes get added:

Greenville, North Carolina

  • Location: Greenville city hall
  • When: 1-2 pm
  • What: This week Greenville youth will be outside city hall for climate action to be taken

New York City, New York:

  • Time: 9 am – 11 am
  • Location: In Front of UN Headquarters
  • What: Join our founder, Alexandria Villaseñor, and New York youth as they strike in front of the UN every week against the lack of enough climate action being taken by the UN and its member countries.

Salt Lake City, Utah:

  • Time: 10 AM  – 2 PM
  • Location: Utah State Capitol
  • What: This week the youth of SLC will be striking in solidarity with youth around the world with Climate Strike Summer and Earth Uprising against the degrading impacts of fossil fuel investments.

Sterling, Illinois:

  • Time: 1 PM  – 3:15 PM
  • Location: Sterling City Hall
  • What: This week the youth of Sterling will be striking in solidarity with youth around the world with Climate Strike Summer and Earth Uprising against the degrading impacts of fossil fuel investments.

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More information about Earth Uprising is available on our website.