As the old saying goes, “another day, another dawn.” But in this case it was another dawn, another bad day… for Bank of America. Footage and report courtesy of MASSUNITING.
Less than 24 hours after announcing a planned mass layoff of more than 30,000 employees, local residents crashed a posh company-sponsored breakfast at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The event, billed as a “government affairs forum,” was chaired by Robert Gallery, President of Bank of America-Massachusetts.
A pair of local residents made a breakfast delivery of their own to event attendees, handing out muffins ornamented with “Bank of America: Bad for America, Bad for Massachusetts” flags. The activists distributed one muffin for every thousand pink slips the financial giant will hand out in the coming months.
And as Gallery took the podium, more than a dozen concerned citizens took to the parking garages and streets surrounding the hotel and convention center. Within twenty minutes, local residents had leafleted the cars of every event attendee, as well as hundreds of commuters passing by the hotel and convention center.
Last week's actions marked the second day of protests against Bank of America and its corporate leadership. On Monday, dozens of protesters descended on bank branches in Fields Corner and Grove Hall, calling on the financial giant to take concrete steps to clean up the economic mess it helped to create.
Organizers promised to continue demonstrations against Bank of America and other big banks throughout September.
Use your imagination! I really love this one -- I'd love to know how they did it:
From another New Bottom Line action in Washington State:
At sunrise, each member of the Association of Washington Business Policy Summit received a call in their plush suite at Suncadia. When they picked up the phone, this is the message they heard:
“Good morning! This is a wake up call. While Wall Street Bankers, corporate CEOs and their lobbyists go to wine tastings, play golf and plot how to maintain special interest tax breaks, middle class and poor families are struggling to make ends meet. Today, you will notice hundreds of community members here to protest at the Showdown at Suncadia. Our message: It’s time Wall Street Banks and wealthy CEOs pay their fair share.”