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More Than 10,000 People to Converge on Big Banks to End Wall Street's Stranglehold on the Economy

PICO National Network

April 26, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY for April 27-29, 2010


Jordan Estevao, NPA (202) 330-2646
Tim Lilienthal, PICO (413) 537-0631
Marcus Mrowka, SEIU (202) 730-7759
Josh Goldstein, AFL-CIO (202) 637-5219

As Debate Over Wall Street Reform Heats Up...

More Than 10,000 People to Converge on Big Banks across the Country to Demand an End to Wall Street's Stranglehold on Economy

 Everyday Americans nationwide to call on big banks to stop fighting Wall Street Reform, help families keep their homes, end predatory lending and consumer practices, and contribute to the creation of good jobs

 This week, more than 10,000 Americans will participate in a series of major rallies and marches to demand that big banks start putting America's economic recovery ahead of their oversized profits and bonuses.  Americans from New York, San Francisco, Charlotte and Kansas City, Missouri will converge on the shareholder meetings of the big banks and on bank branches across the country to demand action on foreclosure prevention, job creation, and an end to predatory lending and abusive consumer practices. Community groups, faith leaders, small business people and working families will also demand Wall Street stop spending millions fighting reform efforts in Congress.  

 The nation's biggest banks crashed the economy, causing over 8 million to lose their jobs, 1 out of every 8 families facing foreclosure, and cities, counties and states teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.  Now, these same banks are pouring $1.4 million a day into the Senate to stop real Wall Street reform.  Ordinary Americans are saying, "Enough is enough."

 WHO:   The mobilizations are organized by a broad coalition of organizations including National People's Action, PICO faith-based network, Service Employees International Union, the AFL-CIO, and North Carolina United Power/IAF Southeast. 

WHAT:  http://showdowninamerica.org/showdowns-across-america

-- March & Rally at Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting, April 27, San Francisco, CA www.OurMoneyOurValues.org

Massive rally and march through the Financial District to the Wells Fargo Annual Shareholder Meeting.

12:00 pm PT - March on Wells Fargo, from Justin Herman Plaza (Embarcadero and Market) to 465 California Street (Merchants Exchange Building, site of shareholder meeting)

 -- Showdown in the Heartland, April 27, Kansas City, MO

March on Kansas City's financial district to demand Bank of America divest from payday lending.

1:00 pm CST - Rally in Financial District, Barney Allis Plaza, 12th and Wyandott

1:30 pm CST - March on Bank of America

-- Bank of America Shareholder Meeting, April 28 Charlotte, NC www.iafsoutheast.com

Hundred of clergy, veterans, families to march on Bank of America shareholder meeting

9:15 am ET- March from First United Presbyterian Church (406 N. College St.) to Bank of America HQ
(100 North Tryon St.)‎
9:30 am ET- Shareholder delegation press conference outside BofA
11:30 am ET - Closing Rally outside BofA

-- Showdown on Wall Street, April 29 New York, NY www.showdowninamerica.org

Thousands to stage massive march on Wall Street to hold big banks accountable

4:00 pm ET - Rally on Broadway from Park Row to Chamber

5:00 pm ET - Thousands march down Broadway through Financial District