Join the 99% to Break Up the Bank of America Shareholder’s Meeting in Charlotte

Converge for Justice

Occupy Wall Street, South

Break Up BOA’s Business as Usual!

May 6-9, Charlotte, NC

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.

Bank of America is:

  • #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.

Join the 99% for a Week of Actions

as We  Break Up Bank of America’s Business As Usual!

Week of Action!

Sun, May 6  

Interfaith Activities

Day of Training

Art making

Action Spokes Council

Mon, May 7  

Visibility Day with activities in high traffic areas and local banks!

Action Spokes Council

Tues. May 8 

Education Day with Press event and Alternative Summit!

Final trainings and action spokes council

Wed. May 9 

Break Up Business as Usual for Bank of America Shareholders!

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.

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, 600 E. Trade St.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/283287288413972/

Twitter: #MakeBoAPay

For questions related to general information, please email: nc.boa.general@gmail.com

For questions related to the Week of Actions, please email: BOA.actioninfo@gmail.com

29 comments

  1. [...] Join the 99% to Break Up the Bank of America Shareholder’s Meeting in Charlotte [...]

  2. Nikita Najawati says:

    I would love to participate ..I am from the Wilmington group..Enjoyed listening to Todd Zimmer talk to us, I signed up!!

  3. Adam Waite says:

    Well, it took exactlt a year for B.O.A to readjust my m ortgage. But this is what they offered :payments. Go to 1850.00 a mnth for a year. From: 1170.00 and this wiil make me current on my mortgage. Except that THATS BOTH OF MY PAYCHECKS COMBINED!!! They said that thats what I could afford after “careful scrutinization” of my finances. Take it or leave it, basically. I wonder if they think that I don’t know about them receiving money every time my loan defaults from the federal government.

  4. mona oconnell says:

    I live in High Point, North Carolina. I am a 65-year-old woman and like to write and debate. Unfortunately, I have transportation issues and have to stay pretty much close to home. I don’t know many people either, but I am eager to help you get the word out. If there is any way I can help, please contact me. I truly believe your work will bless all of us. I sincerely thank God for you.

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  12. Andy says:

    Pay all your bills in pennies!

  13. Carol Staton says:

    I am beyond excited about this. I have been out of the country and just got wind of this event. I worked for a B of A predecessor bank and still remember the day in 1981 when they came around and asked me to join the PAC. I am proud to say I had the courage to decline to do so at the time, although I later joined because I realized that US banks needed to grow across state lines in order to be able to participate in the global market.

    Because I was involved in the budget process, I worked with senior executives and got to see how these people think, up close and personal. And believe me, that is what it is all about….up close and personal to their egos and their own pocketbooks.

    I believe this is turning into a blog post for me. I did not participate in the anti-war marches in the 70s because I did not understand the issue well enough. But I understand this issue perfectly. I have lived it and continue to live it. And I can’t wait to participate on March 9!!

    Thank you for organizing this.

  14. [...] aren’t potential Presidential assassins or hooligans with a stash of illegal fireworks; they’re peaceful political protesters. Heck, the protesters will include dissident shareholders and their proxies who have every right [...]

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  16. [...] aren’t potential Presidential assassins or hooligans with a stash of illegal fireworks; they’re peaceful political protesters. Heck, the protesters will include dissident shareholders and their proxies who have every right to [...]

  17. [...] aren’t potential Presidential assassins or hooligans with a stash of illegal fireworks; they’re peaceful political protesters. Heck, the protesters will include dissident shareholders and their proxies who have every right [...]

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