Third Act Group Meets with Pass the GND WA

On January 17, 2023, Chris Goetz, Lisa Howe Verkoveh, and Sherry Proevda of the newly formed Third Act Washington chapter gave a presentation to GND coalition members about the Third Act organization. Chris gave a brief history of the formation and organizational structure of Third Act. Bill McKibben and others form a National Board and there are 20 working groups, some geographic and some interest based; for example, there is a lawyers’ group. The organization is planning actions across the country on March 21, 2023 (3-2-1-2-3) to demand that banks stop funding fossil fuels. The big four: Chase, Well Fargo, Bank of America, and Citi will be the focus. The Washington group plans for the campaign to move Costco to change from Citi Bank for their credit cards. Locally the group has decided to focus on Costco because it is based in this area and because it is somewhat progressive and has a climate action plan which they claim to take seriously. For more details, click here.

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