Bay Area Faith Leaders to Divest Church Funds From Big Banks That Have Destroyed Their Communities
These Bay Area faith leaders are super awesome:
On the afternoon of Monday, September 26, a broad coalition of homeowners, community members, students and activists will join faith leaders as they remove their congregation’s money from the banks that have been destroying communities: Wells Fargo, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. This will be the first event in a series of statewide events over the next two weeks where fed-up homeowners will be saying “It’s time to make Wall Street Banks pay.”
What: Outraged Clergy to divest church funds from Big Banks
When: Monday, September 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Snow Park, corner of 20th St. and Harrison in downtown Oakland
“We no longer have faith in these banks and we believe that they are poor corporate citizens in our city.”- Fr. Jesus Nieto-Ruiz, St. Anthony and Mary Help of Christian Catholic
The action is one in a series of Bay Area events that will take place over the coming week as part of the ongoing New Bottom Line campaign to hold big banks accountable. The region's actions are being organized by Refund California, a "state-wide coalition of homeowners, community members, faith leaders and students working to make Wall Street banks pay for destroying jobs and neighborhoods with their greedy, irresponsible and predatory business practices."
Click here to find out more about the Refund California week of action.