Wellington launch of Westpac campaign

Join us to set up a climate crime scene - Wednesday

Kia ora koutou Wellingtonians!

Last we we launched the Dump Denniston campaign against Westpac.

This week is your opportunity to join the Wellington launch!

Wednesday 23 October
12.30pm - 1.30 pm

Outside Westpac main branch 6/318 Lambton Quay (the Willis St end of Lambton Quay)

Westpac bank currently is providing a loan and offering other financing, to Bathurst Resources, the coal company that wants to destroy the beautiful Denniston Plateau and surrounding areas for a series of coal mines that would put 218 million tonnes of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Come along to turn (the shop front) of Westpac into a "Climate Crime Scene" - and to help pass out flyers to passerbys letting them know about Westpac's financing of Denniston and asking them to sign our online letter to Westpac asking them to call in their finance.

Read on for more details on the campaign, and then if you can make it, head to this Google Form to sign up so we know how many people are coming.

More details:

To quickly catch everyone up - 350 and CANA (Coal Action Network Aotearoa) are joining together to launch a new nationwide campaign this comingTuesday, 15 Oct calling on Westpac to stop financing coal mining on the Denniston Plateau by calling in their loan and other financing offers to Bathurst Resources Ltd..

The campaign is a spin-off of the global divestment campaign where 350 is calling on public institutions and companies including banks - to stop investing in fossil fuel stocks, bonds and funds, and to stop lending fossil fuel companies.

It'd be great if 6 or so people could dress up as police / investigators, who can assess the "crime scene." We also need folks who are keen to hand out leaflets and talk to the public - We'll have leaflets both for the lunch time crowd, and specifically for those going in to Westpac (asking them to ask the bank to divest).

Organised by 350 Aotearoa and CANA

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