What action are you taking to hold banks accountable for their role in this economic crisis? People around the country are coming together to make sure that big banks know that they are in debt to the American people. There are two things you can do: 1) Sign our pledge to MOVE YOUR MONEY. 2) Become part of the nation-wide movement by participating in a Move Your Money action on November 5th. To find an event, click here. Here's an email that went out to our members:
Dear Rebuild members,
A new trend is spreading fast: individuals moving money out of the giant Wall Street banks and into community banks and credit unions.
It's a great idea because so many of us are customers who are outraged at how the big Wall Street banks crashed our economy and then raked in huge profits while the rest of us got squeezed.
The idea is catching on quickly. Someone created a Facebook event and already more than 60,000 people have signed up to move their money on or before November 5. And we're helping to make Saturday the 5th a huge Make Wall Street Pay day of action in cities across the the country.
With so many people taking action, we need to make sure all that energy gets the attention it deserves.
So we put up a new Move Your Money pledge that you can sign to make your personal banking choice count as part of the nationwide movement leading up to the Make Wall Street Pay day of action this Saturday.
By signing the pledge this week you'll help show Wall Street, the media, and the public that our outrage isn't going anywhere -- and that the Occupy movement is only inspiring more and more of us to take action.
If you need help we have resources and guides for how to switch banks, and we can help you find a great local or community bank. We can also connect you with new campaigns that are popping up everywhere to get groups, churches, schools, and cities to move their money too.
These banks see the threat all this public anger could pose to their way of doing business. They know that if their customers start abandoning them it's not only going to hurt their bottom line, it's going to hurt their reputation even more and make it much harder for them to keep getting away with rigging the system and profiting at the expense of everyone else.
And that's the goal. We, the American Dream Movement, need to show that our anger and frustration is getting worse and turning into action at every level—including right on down to the choice of cards in our wallets.
Join in this week by signing the Move Your Money pledge here:
Thank you for being a part of, and believing in, this movement.
–Natalie, Van, Billy, Jim, Ian, Somer, and the rest of the Rebuild the Dream team