Taxpayers Protesting Bank of America Branches Nationwide

April 27, 2009 whitneychilds

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-23-2009/000501202

Using http://www.prnewswire.com I ran across an article about tens of thousands of taxpayers protesting at hundreds of Bank of America Branches Nationwide.

The article says the protest will take place on April 28th, 2009, on the eve of Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting. More than 10,o00 Americans have signed “taxpayer proxies”, the proxy includes:

1) Fire CEO Ken Lewis, who has helped destroy the bank and our overall economy

2) Commit to real financial reform

3) Stop consumer abuses that hurt our communities, like skyrocketing fees and predatory lending

4) Support bank workers’ voice on the job to protect consumers and improve living conditions and wages by supporting the Employee Free Choice Act

5) Provide affordable quality health care to employees so they do not have to rely on taxpayer funded public health programs

The protest was fueled by mounting frustration over an economic sustem that rewards coporate executives for their bac decisions while working people struggle to stay afloat.

After accepting $45 billion in bailout funds, taxpayers are one of the largest shareholders of Bank of America. They will join bank employees, consumers and activists to demand that the bank fire CEO Ken Levis and commit to financial reform that puts consumers and workers ahead of profits.

For more information about actions happening across the country go to   http://www.TakeBackTheEconomy.org

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One Comment Add your own

  • 1. Amy Gemmel  |  April 27, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I will be very interested to see how this protest turns out! It sounds like Bank of America should prepare itself for April 28.


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