Call to Action: The Board of Supervisors will vote on Tuesday 12/10 on a resolution to halt any future investments in Wells Fargo or BNP Paribas
We are on the verge of a historic moment: The Board of Supervisors will vote on Tuesday 12/10 on a resolution to halt any future investments in Wells Fargo or BNP Paribas, naming them as primary funders of the private corporporations responsible for detaining immigrant children separated from their families.
Please come out on Tuesday 12/10 at 8:30. The item will be considered 8:45, after a presentation by the Treasurer Erick Roeser. As in 1985, when the Board considered a resolution to divest from South African Apartheid, the county treasurer is feigning ignorance of the options to invest wisely and ethically. (See the Close to Home article below.)
If this resolution passes, the county will be on track to take up socially responsible investment policies AND put an end to county funding of immigrant camps.
Lynda Hopkins, who is putting forward the resolution, has reminded us that the board responds to public pressure, so we must bring it on!!!
See you there! We’ll have talking points for everyone who wishes to make a public comment. Bring posters or signs!
In peace and solidarity,