Clock Tower, Downtown Santa Cruz,
N. Pacific Ave. and Water St. (Map)
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Friday, October 14th, 12:00 PM
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Message from your host, Sara B.: Join us to demand that giant banks pay their fair share of taxes, end the foreclosure crisis, and create jobs. Big Banks crashed our economy, destroyed our communities and wrecked our budgets. We bailed out Wall Street. Now its time to make them pay!! Lets not just use our voices, but for those who can, lets use our money. Let our money do the talking and the walking! Move your money out of these big banks and out of the Wall Street coffers. Let's not just occupy Wall Street, let's abandon it! We hope all of you who have funds in Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase or Citibank can also participate by moving your bank account to a local bank or credit union. The mission of local banks is to reinvest in their communities to support local small businesses, infrastructure and local programs and services not fill the pockets of the rich. (Moving your money is not a mandatory part of this action. It is mandatory to show up and make your voice heard!)
See a clever cartoon how banks make money: http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-new-economy/how-banks-make-money
We will meet at the town clock at 12:00pm and march to Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, and Citibank to demand that these giant banks pay their fair share of taxes, end the foreclosure crisis, and create jobs. We will also support those who can close accounts. Then we will walk to Santa Cruz County Bank, Lighthouse Bank, Bay Federal Credit Union, and Santa Cruz Community Credit Union to support those who can open new accounts. For those of you with walking/mobility issues you can always meet us at one of the banks. We will send out the order of the banks in a later email. Please make a sign if you can. Lots of sign ideas can be found at: Why Occupy Wall Street youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK1MOMKZ8BI&feature=youtu.be