From:   Snafu <snafu@thething.it>
Sent time:   Monday, October 10, 2011 5:32:20 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   [september17discuss] November 5: Bank Transfer Day -- A Day of Financial Exodus
 

Hi all,

 

I don't know how many of you are aware of this campaign for transferring

bank accounts from giant corporate banks such as Bank of America,

JPMorgan Chase, etc. to a Credit Union by November 5. The Facebook page

has about 19,000 attendees:

 

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=281139538577206

 

Considering that the big banks will begin reporting their earnings this

week, it would be great if we could write and send out a press release

saying that OWS is part of this campaign. This Nytimes article is

already making the link between public anger at big banks (as

exemplified by OWS) and a possible divestment wave from big banks equities:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/business/banks-brace-for-bad-news-as-earnings-season-arrives.html?ref=business

 

I think this is the perfect time to push this button. Considering the

media visibility we have right now a simple press release saying that

OWS invites the American people to transfer their savings to a credit

union by November 5 will have a huge impact. Of course, this needs to be

discussed in the GA, but I don't think it would be a very controversial

subject.

 

Snafu

 

 

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