Bank Of America Vs. The World: Charlotte, NC On May 9th

Reposted from the The Understory

It sucks to be Bank of America. And the only thing that sucks worse is it’s behavior towards much of the rest of the world.

BoA is wrecking the planet for profit, wrecking the economy for fat cat executive bonuses, and foreclosing on millions of American Dreams.

It is the biggest funder of coal, from mining to power plants, in the U.S.

BoA may have gotten away with it for years, but now the bank is starting to look like a hitchhiker caught in a Texas hail storm: It can’t run, it can’t hide, and it sure as hell can’t make it stop!

From Occupy Wall Street to irreverent Rolling Stone journalists to pesky environmentalists to homegrown coalitions fighting foreclosures and corporate power, Bank of America is getting it from all angles. Now this massive array of Wall Street occupiers is preparing to fight Bank of America in the streets and suites of Charlotte. This spring, people from all walks of life, representing the diversity of the 99%, are converging on Bank of America’s doorstep to hold the bank accountable and take action.

And we are asking you to join RAN and our allies on May 9 in Charlotte, NC to protest at Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting.

On May 8th, there will be an “Alternative Shareholder Meeting” with workshops, trainings, and keynote speakers focused on Bank of America’s abusive behavior towards the 99%.

On May 9th, thousands will rally, march and take action outside the Bank of America Shareholder Meeting in downtown Charlotte.

Sign Up & Join RAN in Charlotte or RSVP on Facebook.

See you there!


About


Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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