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As part of a Week of Action against Bank of America and its Shareholder meeting, people from around the state, country and world will converge May 9th on the “Wall Street of the South” to participate in creative, mass non-violent direct action to “Break Up Business As Usual for Bank of America.” Our marches will carry our call for justice to the doors of the Shareholder meeting and surrounding areas. On the day of the Shareholder meeting, people will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of creative educational, cultural, theatrical, visibility, and nonviolent direct action activities. See full schedule of the Week of Action’s events here.
May 9th March Assembly Sites:
Housing Justice Now! Bank of America, N. Tryon @ 9th St.
Stop Funding Coal and the Militarization of Our Communities! The Green, Tryon @ Levine Ave of the Arts
Corporations Out of Politics: Pay Your Taxes Not Your Lobbyists! Old City Hall, Davidson @ 4th St
Week of Action: On May 6-9 people from across the country and world will be converging in Charlotte, NC, home of Bank of America’s Headquarters and their annual Shareholder meeting, to demand an end to their practices that are bankrupting our economy and wrecking our climate.
Homeowners, students, immigrants, environmentalists, workers, women’s groups, peace activists and more will be in Charlotte, bringing their stories, hearts and communities to the fight against Bank of America and the economic inequality, racial injustice and environmental destruction they have wrought.
Bank of America is:
- #1 forecloser of homes in the US,
- #1 funder of the US coal industry,
- Job killer by letting go of nearly 100,000 workers over the past several years,
- Bonus Buster paying its top five executives over $500 million in bonuses,
- Saddling students with a lifetime of debt, and
- Financing the war machine.
Bank of America, and its profits-over-people-and-planet business model, is drowning our democracy through huge financial contributions to lobbyists that are serving the interests of the 1% and are participating in corporate-funded groups like American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Financial Services Roundtable. As part of a global community united for real economic and racial justice, it is time that BoA is held accountable and invest in public needs and services, or face being broken up to achieve the justice we need.
Facebook Event: Protest the BofA Shareholder Meeting.
Join the NC Against Corporate Power‘s week of action against Bad for America! NC Against Corporate Power is a broad national coalition of concerned organizations and individuals. Occupy members from all over have helped plan for the event, including some of our OCHC members!
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