Physicians, Nurses, Healers: Take the Defund DAPL Pledge

Juliana E. Morris
Feb 8, 2017 · 2 min read

Now more than ever, it is important that health workers raise their voices and take action in solidarity with water protectors at Standing Rock to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline represents a monstrous threat to public health given:

The billion-dollar project is being carried out by Energy Transfer Partners and funded through investments from several big banks, including Wells Fargo, HSBC, Citibank, TD Bank, SunTrust, ING Bank, Bank of America, HSBC, UBS, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase. Now that the Army Corps of Engineers has announced their intentions to grant the permits for DAPL to proceed, divesting from these banks, and forcing them to defund DAPL, is especially crucial to stop the pipeline.

Will you take the pledge? We are asking health workers, including physicians, nurses, aides, assistants, pharmacists, herbalists, midwives, administrators, physician assistants, and all other healers, to take the pledge to defund DAPL. By taking the pledge, you agree to move your money or work to convince others to move their money from all of the 17 banks funding DAPL, and reinvest those funds in local banks and credit unions, in the name of public health.

Please sign and share widely!

Link to pledge:

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store