Stop Dirty Banks National Day of Action

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMT

Stop Dirty Banks

Join Third Act for a National Day of Action on March 21, 2023 – 3.21.23! Together we demand banks stop funding climate chaos.

Over the past year, thousands of you have taken the Banking on Our Future pledge to close your accounts, cut up your credit cards, and boycott Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo if they don’t move their investments out of fossil fuels. On 3.21.23, we gather to show the strength of our movement!

You don’t need to be a cardholder or a Third Actor to participate––we need people of all ages, races, and means to make visible the connection between cash and carbon. Bring your friends, energy, and creativity!

Find an event on the map or see a full listing.

In Washington DC, an interfaith group will hold a brief prayer service and then lead a slow-moving Walk of Hope around the 2-block area at Franklin Park, singing and cheering on the rocking chair vigil keepers. At midday, there will be a Rally with music, food, testimonials from frontline communities, appeals from youth, and cutting up credit cards, and we are honored that Bill McKibben himself will join us, along with Ben Jealous, Ebony Twilley Martin and Rose Abramoff!

In the afternoon a louder March of Action featuring union and youth contingents, drummers and chants, and big puppets will return to the banks, where labor activists and others will form picket lines outside each bank. The day will culminate with a joyful Rocking Chair Rebellion in an intersection outside two of the banks, featuring seniors in rocking chairs blocking the bank entrances, chalk art, music, puppets and more.