For Immediate Release
Indigenous Leaders to Call on Mayor de Blasio to #DefundDAPL
Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline Grows as Trump Pushes its Completion
WASHINGTON - What: Leaders of Indigenous Nations and communities, backed by other groups opposing the Dakota Access pipeline, will call on Mayor de Blasio as well as Comptroller Stringer to end the City’s business, contracts and pension fund investments with banks such as Wells Fargo, which are funding the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL).
When: Thursday, February 23rd at 12:30pm
Where: New York City Hall steps.
Who: Leaders from the Ramapough Lenape Nation, NYC American Indian Community House, American Indian Law Alliance, American Indian Law Alliance, backed by allies including a wide range of community, environmental and environmental justice organizations.
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