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Friday, November 04, 2011

11/5: Move Your Money - Make Wall Street Pay Protest March in ABQ

November 5th is Bank Transfer Day,  a grassroots effort to get anyone who is upset with large predatory banks to move their money to nonprofit credit unions. People vote with their dollars far more often than they vote at the polls, and taking your money away from an institution with which you disagree is perhaps the best way to get back at big banks. Money talks to these people, so how about making your money silent?

Here's a a field guide that makes it easier to do just that. And here's what's going on in Albuquerque in support of the movement:

From the American Dream Movement & Albuquerque Area MoveOn.org:

Move Your Money - Make Wall Street Pay Protest March
Saturday - November 5, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Gathering Location: Start: (10:30 AM - 12:15 PM) Bank of America at 6605 Uptown Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 End (12:30 PM - 1:00 PM) NM Educator's Federal Credit Union at 6501 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Directions: West of Louisiana Blvd. between Americas' Parkway and Indian School Road

Sponsored by: American Dream Movement & Albuquerque Area MoveOn.org in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

Join us by signing up here. Our goal at the informational picket is to raise awareness and inform the public. The Big Banks and Financial Institutions have robbed America and refuse to give back or pay their fair share.

We need Community Owned Institutions that have a stake in bettering the towns and cities where they are located. By banking at a not-for-profit Credit Union you are a member, or a stakeholder. By moving our money and encouraging others to do the same we're not only helping our local economies, we are also putting real pressure at the national level on Wall Street. Acting together, we the 99% can create change, we can inform the public.

November 4, 2011 at 02:43 PM in Corporatism, Economy, Populism, Events, Occupy Wall Street (Everywhere) | Permalink