According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, we are only 2 minutes away from nuclear doomsday. The U.S. has a president who says he is ready to use nuclear weapons and who has the unrestricted power to use them. On July 7, 2017 the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to ban nuclear weapons altogether. The U.S. government did not even participate in the negotiations and did not participate in the vote.
Since our government won’t listen to or do what it’s people want, it’s time to come together and fight against those who hold the purse strings and finance all these nuclear weapons: the banks.
Our Stop Banking the Bomb campaign against PNC Bank is one part of an international strategy to get the U.S. government to listen to its people. PNC Bank has loaned over $600,000,000 dollars to six corporations who manufacture nuclear weapons. As the seventh largest bank in the U.S., we believe if PNC Bank “divests” of these immoral loans, they will send a powerful message to the U.S. government and the whole world.
We are currently making two demands of PNC Bank. First, that it “divest” of their financial commitments to those six corporations involved in the manufacture of nuclear weapons. Second, that PNC adopt a corporate policy never to loan money to or in any way financially support corporations involved in the manufacture of or sale of nuclear weapons.