NEXT WEEK: Fossil Free Federal Reserve campaign to take action for the climate at this year’s Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium
Jackson Hole, WY — This week, President Biden has signed historic climate legislation. With momentum on our side, we are pushing for more action from our government’s key institutions to stop investments in fossil fuels. The Fossil Free Federal Reserve campaign and local climate groups are coming to Jackson Hole to tell leaders at the Economic Policy Symposium that finance policy and the Fed have to do more to protect the climate, recognizing the critical risk fossil fuel investments pose to our economy, and get on board with the imperative to keep warming under 1.5 degrees.
Now, communities are gearing up for action at next week’s Economic Policy Symposium, where global financial decision-makers — including current Fed Chair Jerome Powell — are expected to be in attendance. Organizers are demanding the Fed end fossil fuel finance and incorporate climate risk into its policies.
WHAT: Rally and actions for a #FossilFreeFed at the Economic Policy Symposium
WHEN: Actions on Thursday & Friday August 25-26, 2022, including climate-concerned community members holding signs along roads to entrance of Jackson Lake Lodge Thursday afternoon
- Thurs., Aug 25, 4pm, Rally & Press Conference at Jackson Hole Lodge – speakers:
- Emily Park, Federal Reserve Campaign Manager, 350.org
- Tee McClenty, 350 Minnesota – on Line 3 resistance and connection to economic policies
- Lynette Grey Bull, Not Our Native Daughters
- Giselle Herzfeld, 350 Colorado, Defunding Climate Disaster Coordinator
- And more
WHERE: Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Tetons National Park
WHO: The Fossil Free Federal Reserve campaign, including organizers with 350.org, 350 Colorado, Wyoming Chapter – Sierra Club and Sunrise Jackson Hole.
VISUALS: RV with large banners, bike brigade with flags, rally and speak-out, placards, t-shirts, cut-outs and more! Professionally shot photos and video of the climate actions will be available in this Google Drive folder. Images are available free of charge to press. Please credit © Photographer / 350.org, as indicated in the photo title.
Press Contact: Jason Kirkpatrick, [email protected]