Bank Transfer Day 11 05 2011

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International Break up with your Bank day / Bank Transfer Day / Guy Fawkes Day

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Purpose

More than 61,000 people — and counting — have already signed up to move their money out of the big banks on November 5th, National Bank Transfer Day.

MOVE YOUR MONEY TODAY IF YOU HAVEN'T YET

This is a community outreach/public education focused action sponsored by the Action Committee.

This will be a PEACEFUL action, with the unified message to the banksters at the top. We will refrain from harassing the wage workers of the bank (bank tellers), who often barely make a liveable wage and are in danger of being laid off themselves. During this demonstration, we will remember who our common enemy is.

We want criminal banks to be held accountable for their actions. We want immediate federal investigation of these crimes. We want their fines to be proportionate to their crimes. We want to see fraud manufacturers in jail. We want them to face harsher punishments than the peaceful protestors being held at $10,000 bail. We want justice, and we want it NOW.

  • We invite people to bring supplemental information regarding banks. We will also provide information material for anyone who wants to help canvass.
  • We invite people whose homes have been taken from them or who are swimming in debt to get in front of the crowd and share their stories. Your voice will be given a platform to be heard. You will not have suffered in vain.

The big banks think they're too big to fail. They think we believe that money trickles down. We know what's coming down on us isn't money. We will show them that we will change the system from the bottom up. This movement is too big to fail!

We're moving our money because we've had enough with an economic system that keeps giving bailouts and bonuses to the big banks while the 99% are still struggling to find good jobs. We've had enough with a system that protects loopholes for private jets while cutting education and health care. And we've had enough with CEOs who make millions a year while they lay-off thousands of workers.

We are just one part of a coalition of labor and community organizations, fighting for a fair economy - good jobs, education and healthcare. We are individuals, community groups, neighborhood associations, faith organizations and labor united to bring good jobs home.

Other details
THIS IS A GA APPROVED ACTION. and is endorsed by Occupy cities nationwide as well as many co-sponsors.

We will meet at 9:30 to rally, then the march will be begin.

First: We will march to some big bank locations to hand out public outreach material exposing the crimes of big banks and describing their role in the collapsing economy. Second: We will then march over to some credit unions for those who wish to open an account and those who want to learn more about credit unions and how they differ from big banks.

This event is planned to go until at least 1:30pm. Route (including bank and credit union locations) will be announced at the time of the rally.

We have been in contact with these credit unions. They will happily EXPECTING us with coffee, treats, and valuable information!

Don’t have an account at a big bank?

Come rally in support of people who are moving their money, make your voice heard, and hear what local politicians are doing to support responsible banking.

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