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SF Board of Supervisors Meeting: Divest from DAPL!

  • San Francisco City Hall 1 Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

As of December 31 2016, San Francisco’s Pooled Fund had about $823 million invested with financiers of DAPL, and more than $10 billion in City funds managed by Bank of America. 

In mid-Februrary, the indigenous-led San Francisco Defund DAPL Coalition asked a couple of the more progressive San Francisco Board of Supervisor members to work with the Coalition on a divestment ordinance. While supportive, they have expressed to the Coalition that they are at capacity and cannot sponsor the ordinance. We appreciate those Supervisors’ support, but are saddened that they do not share our sense of urgency. We want to remind the SF Board of Supervisors--and any other elected officials across the country who have been approached to divest from DAPL--of the urgency of this moment.

The Army Corps of Engineer set February 22nd as the deadline for Water Protectors to evacuate Oceti Sakowin camp, a camp completely within the boundaries of the Great Sioux Nation as defined by the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty. As we speak, Water Protectors are deep in prayer, preparing their minds and bodies for a violent law enforcement raid as the Army Corps, North Dakota Law Enforcement, the National Guard, the BIA Indian Police, and DAPL mercenaries surround the prayerful camp. 

Join us in asking the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to work with the SF Defund DAPL Coalition to pass an ordinance divesting city funds from the DAPL. Reach out to us through our Facebook page if you want to make a public comment in line with our platform, especially if you are indigenous.