Rally to Demand BlackRock End Fossil Fuel Investments!
Start: Wednesday, May 25, 2022• 8:15 AM
BlackRock — a major asset manager overseeing $10 trillion worth of investments — is holding their annual shareholder meeting on May 25th. BlackRock is the world’s largest investor in fossil fuels and despite vague promises about climate action, it remains deeply invested in the fossil fuel industry around the world. If BlackRock keeps investing in companies expanding fossil fuel production we cannot limit global heating to 1.5 C, a goal that science and justice demands.
Join us as we rally outside Blackrock’s world HQ to demand it stop investing in new fossil fuel projects while the firm holds its annual shareholder meeting! This is a crucial time to pressure the company and shine a light on its hypocrisy, deception, and oil-soaked profits. Faith leaders from across the city will open the rally with prayer and a moral call to transition away from fossil fuels.
This demonstration is sponsored by New York Communities for Change, Sunrise Kids NYC, Dayenu, GreenFaith and XRNYC and is connected to the BlackRock’s Big Problem campaign.
When: Wednesday May 25th, 8:15am*
Where: BlackRock HQ, 45 E 51st St, New York
Bring: your voice, signs, passion, rage, song, friends
*We know it’s an early start, we are rallying before their official shareholder begins and it’s important we make our voices heard while they meet. Coffee and donuts will be available at the beginning! We hope to see you there! Please invite friends!