Last week I covered my first-ever protest and rally as Take Back Boston marched on Bank of America.
As a journalist, I come from the A&E side, but the anger in this country is coming to such a boiling point I can’t help but document its rising tide. I was immensely impressed with The Right to the City organization, which spearheaded the Take Back Boston march. Right to the City (righttothecity.org) is a super-structure of over 40 smaller organizations, a Voltron of protest, whose mission to march was singular—to take on Bank of America head-to-head.
I can sympathize. My home was foreclosed on and taken from me. My productivity level, like everyone I know who has a job, is over the maximum level. Banks refuse to loan money to my various associates, despite them having tremendous ideas on how to make money. The waves of unemployment are felt in my inbox every day, flooded with .pdf attachments (PS: linkedin.com).
To everyone reading this letter, I have one thing to say: Move Your Money.
I have with some accounts and will finalize my personal accounts on my next paycheck. Move Your Money is a people’s movement to take whatever money you have (and god knows it’s not much for some of us, I know) and put it into a local bank or credit union. For more information and resources, visit moveyourmoneyproject.org.
It’s the first step to activate the change we seek and a powerful one.
Also: Enjoy this issue. It’s funny, informative and poignant …
and completely independent of corporate influence.
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