As mothers, we invest in our children every day. We try to keep them safe, healthy, and make sure they have a livable world.
We expect that the investment companies that drive priorities for industries to do the same—especially with the energy industry. We find that BlackRock has some explaining to do.
Join us ON TWITTER, Tuesday, October 29th, all day as the Mothers Out Front Corporate Responsibility Team, friends and allies, hold BlackRock accountable at their doorstep in Boston at 11:45AM. While they're at the offices making sure BlackRock gets their homework assignment, we'll be supporting the actions online.
Accounts/allies to follow and tag in your tweets:
Mothers Out Front: @MothersOutFront
Sierra Club: @SierraClub, @MassSierraClub
Friends of the Earth: @foe_us
Climate Majority Project: @majorityact
Extinction Rebellion MA: @XRBoston
Commentary on BlackRock's Climate Problem: @BLKsBigProblem
Target Twitter account (tag BlackRock so they get the message):
#BLKFailsOurChildren #InvestInOurKids #BLKBigProblem
Together, let's hold BlackRock accountable to our kids for the investment decisions it makes!
What you can do:
If you have one minute, find the hashtags #BLKFailsOurChildren and #InvestInOurKids and retweet them.
If you have two minutes, tweet using the hashtags #BLKFailsOurChildren and #InvestInOurKids and tag @MothersOutFront and @BlackRock. You can write your own message or use our samples below.
If you have five minutes, take pictures or videos of your actions or yourself (see this guide) and tweet them, explaining why you don’t want any more fossil fuel development, but investment in renewables right now. Remember to use the hashtags #BLKFailsOurChildren and #InvestInOurKids, and tag @MothersOutFront and @BlackRock.
If you have ten minutes, do all three!
Examples of selfie videos:
Thanks to our team members for these #BlackRockSelfies!
Mom isn't happy, Larry. With @BlackRock, your risky business is endangering our children and ALL children. You have time to mend your ways and get your homework done. We're 👀. #BLKFailsOurChildren #InvestInOurKids @majorityact @BLKsBigProblem @foe_us @MothersOUtFront
BlackRock is the world’s biggest investor in fossil fuel companies and the biggest driver of climate chaos. @BlackRock, you can improve your grades; do your homework! Our children are 👀. #BLKFailsOurChildren #InvestInOurKids @BLKsBigProblem @MothersOutFront @SierraClub
You’re putting your bottom line, our retirement funds, and our children at risk. You can do better! Invest in the safe, healthy and clean world our kids deserve and go from #ClimateFoe to #ClimateHero! #InvestInOurKids @MothersOutFront @MassSierraClub @majorityact @foe_us
My kids think I'm a hero because I fight climate change. You can be a #ClimateHero, too. It’s elementary, @BlackRock. The element we need isn’t carbon, it’s renewable energy. #DoYourHomework #BLKFailsOurChlidren #InvestInOurKids @MothersOutFront @MassSierraClub @majorityact
If you're so willing to invest in fossil fuels, @BlackRock, that you'd lose $90B in bad bets, how can we trust you to make the right choice for our children? Do the math, BlackRock! Do your homework! #BLKFailsOurChildren! You should #InvestInOurKids. @MothersOutFront @foe_us
Sample images to share: (right-click on the image to download to your device and share!):