Get on the bus! Protest Bank of America Shareholder’s Meeting in Charlotte on May 9
Posted by raleighfist on April 30, 2012
Join the 99% to Fightback at the Bank of America Shareholder’s Meeting in Charlotte
Converge for Justice — Occupy Wall Street South
Demand a Moratorium on Business as Usual!
May 6-9, Charlotte, NC
GET ON THE BUS MAY 9
GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE SHOW DOWN IN CROWN TOWN! Only $5
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.
Not only is Bank of America and the other big banks responsible for the crash of the entire world capitalist economy, but they also are:
- #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 a global community united for real economic and racial justice, it is time that BoA is held accountable, invest in public needs and services, or face being broken up to achieve the justice we need. Whether you are a community member, homeowner, worker or student, we need to come together to challenge corporate power and create an economy and democracy that works for all of us.
Get on the Bus with FIST in Durham! One Day trip to Charlotte to join the Show Down on May 9!
Members of Raleigh-Durham FIST are helping to organize a bus from Durham! We are loading buses at 4:30am sharp at the Main Library at 300 N. Roxboro Street Durham, North Carolina 27701. We will be expecting to arrive back in Durham before 7pm. Please RSVP by emailing RaleighFIST@gmail.com and calling 919-539-2051 to get a ticket!
Sign up for tickets from Durham here !
May 9th BOA Shareholder Meeting Action Plan:
On the morning of May 9 at 8 am, people from around the state, country and world will converge 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.
There are also other buses coming from cities across the state:
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
Worker’s Rights! Corporations Out of Politics: Pay Your Taxes Not Your Lobbyists! — Old City Hall, Davidson @ 4thSt
For more information on how to get involved in organizing for the Bank of America Shareholder’s protest, visit www.ncagainstcorporatepower.org
Facebook event: Protest the Bank of America Shareholder Meeting
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