The Lower East Side Peoples Federal Credit Union (lespfcu.org
) was begun in the 70s when that neighborhood was being redlined by the banks (an illegal practice of drawing a red line around low-income neighborhoods on the map and denying all loan applications from those areas). It is still very community based and offers checking and savings accounts for $5 membership fee per year.
I'm part of a credit union and be supporting this campaign: http://moveyourmoneyproject.org/
Please spread the word!
Also, Drew, it would be wonderful if you could put a map showing where's Zucotti park on the website, people keeps telling me that they had trouble to figure out where the "camp" is...
On Sep 19, 2011, at 5:21 AM, Drew Hornbein wrote:
> Anyone part of a credit union?
> How can I protest the banks when in my wallet rests the JP Morgan & Chase corporate logo?
> This would be a good opportunity for credit unions to recruit members.