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Community, Memes, and Pressure: justinomora1 A day before Karla Estrada went public, I notified our Board of Directors about Ivan Ceja's transgressions and demanded his resignation. I did my due diligence to listen and talk to all the affected individuals (Karla, Denea, Yadira, etc) and gather as much evidence as possible. It's been a long and challenging process. Since Tuesday, I have been putting enormous internal pressure on Ivan Ceja (@ivncja, Executive Director) and Francisco Barragan (our Board Chairman) to cooperate with me and Rebecca Medina (our other board member) and take this seriously! Due to the complexity of the issue, I have been advised not to post on the UndocuMedia platform as this can be used agaisnt me (I hope y'all understand). Upon learning about Ivan's transgressions against Karla, I confronted Ivan and have exhausted all internal procedures to hold him accountable. I support and stand with Karla, Denea, Yadira, and any other person that might come out. I support their public calls for accountability and change. This is necessary Repost @JustinoMora1, co-founder of UndocuMedia: This is what transparency and accountability look like. This is a difficult and challenging process; however, it is needed in order to bring about justice, allow us to grow as individuals and as a community, hold people accountable, and create a stronger movement. . Please read the testimonies in this order: πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Karla (@karla_estrada_222): bit.ly-KarlaStatement . πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Denea (@creole_goddess94): bit.ly-DeneaStatement . πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Yadira (@ywm_88): bit.ly-YadiraStatement . @UndocuMedia is bigger than me and Ivan Ceja. UndocuMedia is a philosophy and a large community of loving, caring, and passionate individuals. UndocuMedia is about YOU ALL! Thanks to our tens of thousands of dedicated followers, we have stopped people's deportations, assisted in natural disasters, advocated for immigration issues, etc. Rebecca Medina (our other Board Member) and I ask for your patience and support. We won't stay silent and stand with Karla, Denea, Yadira, and others. . Please let others know.

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Energy, Memes, and Pressure: U.S. Bank Becomes First Major Bank to Stop Financing Pipeline Construction se EcoWatch.com- USBank has become the first major bank in the U.S. to formally exclude gas and oil pipelines from their project financing. This groundbreaking change to their Environmental Responsibility Policy was publicly announced at the annual shareholders meeting in Nashville in April. In addition to no longer providing "project financing for the construction of oil or natural gas pipelines," the bank has stated that relationships with their clients in the oil & gas industries will be subject to "enhanced due diligence processes." As recently as March 2017, U.S. Bank has renewed commitments with Energy Transfer Partners, the company constructing the DakotaAccessPipeline, & with Enbridge Energy, whose pipelines operate within Minnesota. However, advocates are hopeful that the bank's newly released policy will limit other kinds of financing relationships with these industries. This move comes after ongoing pressure on U.S. Bank locally from MN350 & from the Minnesotans for a Fair Economy coalition, & on banks nationally from indigenous groups including Honor the Earth, the Indigenous Environmental Network & the Dakota Access resistance movement. Beginning in 2015, a regional partnership of climate, labor & indigenousrights advocates has urged that U.S. Bank divest from fossil fuels, in particular from Enbridge Energy, & move its financing into the clean energy economy. Local actions have included letter-writing, account closures & social media campaigns. In response, in May 2016 the bank made changes to their Environmental Policy restricting lending to coal. A national & international campaign pressuring banks to divest has been highly successful, pulling nearly $4.5 billion from financiers, & a newly launched coalition effort called Mazaska Talks has expanded this effort. "Confronting the climate crisis requires boldness, urgency & innovation," said Dr. Emily Swanson, a member of MN350. "While there is more to be done, we are hopeful U.S. Bank can continue to act as an industry leader & as an ally for creating a more sustainable economy." NoDAPL β„’@divestla

EcoWatch.com- USBank has become the first major bank in the U.S. to formally exclude gas and oil pipelines from their project financing. Thi...

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