On the 13th of February, there were Global Divestiment Day actions in over 200 cities just on Turtle Island demanding that institutions divest from fossil fuel corporations. Here in DC, AU students and many others demanded that American University withdraw all of their investments from the fossil fuel industry. One speaker bluntly invoked the sucessful divestment campaign that forced South Africa to dump Apartheid. Another model, not mentioned at the protest would be the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences that made them too hot for almost all financial institutions to handle.
Organizers of the DC rally for Global Divestment Day included DC Divest, 350 DC, Fossil Free American University, Fossil Free GWU, GU Fossil Free, 350 Montgomery County, 350 Loudoun, and several others.