Make Wall Street Pay Their Fair Share 11-5-11


Civic Action

Press Advisory For: Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Contact: Mike Mansfield, 502-682-8704 or

Local Residents to Hold "Make Wall Street Pay" Protest In Frankfort along U. S. 127

Part of a National Day of Action to Support the Occupy Wall Street Protests and Promote Economic Justice

Protest Saturday, 1:00 PM at 1300 US Hwy 127

On Saturday, members of the American Dream Movement will join a nationwide day of action and protest along U. S. 127 to send a simple message: Wall Street and the big banks are destroying the American Dream and it's time to make them pay. One of the ways protesters plan to "Make Wall Street Pay" is by moving their money out of the big banks and to community banks and credit unions. The "Move Your Money" campaign has been gaining steam recently as this week over 300 members of the Colorado Progressive Coalition closed their accounts at a big bank to protest against abusive foreclosure proceedings and deceptive payday lending practices.

The event in Frankfort is part of a nationwide day of action called "Make Wall Street Pay" and is being organized in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests taking place across the country. Millions of Americans are struggling every day to find a job and keep a roof over their head, yet Wall Street and the top 1% are getting record bonuses, earning record profits, and still refusing to pay their fair share.
"Americans are sick to death of Wall Street greed crushing the American Dream and decimating the middle class. It's simply unfair that JP Morgan Chase and other big banks won't pay their fair share, yet they're sitting on billions of dollars and making record profits," said Mike Mansfield, a local MoveOn member. "The big banks got bailed out by the American people, it's time to make them pay. On top of that, our state government has taken its money out of a local bank and put it into that very bank that has not been paying its fair share of taxes: JPMorgan Chase! It's time for our state government to return to local banks and away from those who abuse the taxation system and the American people."
The protest will take place on Saturday, November 5, 1 PM, at 1300 HWY US 127.

The protest is being organized by the new American Dream Movement. The American Dream Movement is a growing movement inspired by protests in Wisconsin and fueled by the brutal right-wing attacks on the middle class and the poor. The American Dream Movement is made up of millions of ordinary Americans, along with dozens of leading grassroots organizations, fighting together for good jobs for all Americans, securing a future for our children and our communities, and finally making corporations and the super-rich pay their fair share in taxes.

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