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Build Communities, Not Bombs

break up with your bankSince 2014, US financial institutions have invested $376 billion dollars in companies invoed with production of nuclear weapons.* Several of the leading investors are big banks where many of us have accounts, loans, or credit cards. You can boycott those banks! Move your accounts and loans to Cooperative Federal.

Download your Swith Kit now - and spread the word to your friends and family members!

Don't Bank on the Bomb

On June 26, 2018, Cooperative Federal teamed up with the Syracuse Peace Council and Hansen's Advisory Services. Inc. to present a workshop on divesting from nuclear weapons. Together, we're working to educate the Syracuse community about how and why we can withdraw our money from businesses involved with the production, maintenance, and modernization of nuclear weapons.

Peace Council organizers explained that, at this time when there is limited legislative support for laws that would block nuclear weapons development in the United States, individuals and communities can come together to "Win Beyond Washington" by choosing local credit unions and socially responsible investments.

For more information, take a look at Cooperative Federal's Build Communities, Not Bombs slide deck.

You can also check out the websites for Hansen's Advisory ServicesSyracuse Peace Council - Beyond War and Militarism Committee, and Don't Bank on the Bomb.**

Make the Switch

To be a part of nuclear divestment, open your account at Cooperative Federal -- and ask us about refinacing your loans and credit cards, too. 

Then, close your big bank account -- and tell them why you are leaving! Speak to the bank's branch manager, send a letter to their headquarters, and tag them in your related posts and photos on social media. 

Need help making the switch? Our Switch Kit has forms and resources to help you prepare. If you have questions, feel free to call Member Services at (315) 473-0220 or send an email to info@coopfed.org.

*Source** - https://www.dontbankonthebomb.com/2018_who-invests/

**Cooperative Federal does not endorse any outside financial or investment services and is not responsible for content on external websites.