Friday, November 4, 2011

Occupy Ann Arbor to March on Chase Tomorrow

The Occupy Ann Arbor is marching on Chase Bank tomorrow morning at 10am in solidarity with the National Bank Transfer Day.
Meet at Liberty Plaza and march to Chase Bank (Main St.). Read OAA's description below:

"For our first trip to the bank, Occupy Ann Arbor has chosen to visit Chase Bank. JP Morgan Chase is no friend of the 99%, and instead bribes our government, turned our huge bailouts into huge executive bonuses, and forecloses on our homes. This bank is responsible for the NYPD's brutal treatment of peaceful Occupy Wall Street protesters:

In solidarity with 99%ers all over, we will have our first bank trip on Bank Transfer Day. Here is our scheduley:

10:00 meet at Liberty Plaza, make signs and chants
10:30 slow, chanting march up Liberty, turn right on Main, head to Chase Bank
10:45-12:00 some will move their money, the rest of us will march at Chase Bank. Let's make sure to be around for Main Street's brunch crowd.

This is a peaceful protest. Musical instruments, signs, and cameras are welcome. If you are able to download and print out copies of the Occupy Ann Arbor flyers (or Occupy Wall Street flyers), it would be very helpful so we can distribute them to curious passersby. We will also need some people to volunteer as rally marshalls.

About Bank Transfer Day (from the Bank Transfer Day page):

Together we can ensure that these banking institutions will always remember the 5th of November. If we shift our funds from the for-profit banking institutions in favor of not-for-profit credit unions before this date, we will send a clear message that conscious consumers won't support companies with unethical business practices. It's time to invest in local community growth!

• Research your local credit union options
• Open an account with the one that best suits your needs
• Cancel all automatic withdrawals & deposits
• Transfer your funds to the new account
• Follow your bank's procedures to close your account before 11/05



  1. > Research your local credit union options
    > Open an account with the one that best suits your needs

    Can somebody explain me what prevented you to do all this long time ago?

  2. Simple, honest, ignorance. (Not me- I've been in a CU for some time now, but I don't fault our brothers and sisters for coming to it a tad late.)