Voters in Boulder are clearly fed up with corporate control of our lives. In Tuesday’s election, 73% of us supported 2H, a measure in favor of a constitutional amendment to abolish Constitutional rights for corporations and end the Supreme Court’s equating of money with speech.
Support across the country for the Occupy movement is another indication that people want real change that puts control of our government and economy into our hands. In a recent CBS/New York Times survey (10/26/11), 43% of people said they agree with Occupy Wall Street’s goals, while 27 percent said they disagree. Thirty percent were unsure.
This weekend, we have the opportunity to say “NO” to Wall Street banks and corporate power by participating in “Bank Transfer Day”. Thousands of people across the world are moving their money from big commercial banks to small, locally-owned credit unions. Our clear, unified message to Wall Street: end your reckless speculation which is destroying our economy and jobs, make loans to homeowners and small businesses and stop buying our government. By moving our money, we’ll be supporting local banks and credit unions which are locally controlled and make local loans to homeowners and small businesses.
Occupy Wall Street and the General Assembly of Occupy Boulder are backing this movement.
On Saturday, Occupy Boulder is sponsoring a Move Your Money rally and march at 11 a.m., starting from the intersection of Canyon & Broadway in Boulder, and stopping along the way at Chase, US Bank, and Wells Fargo. Please join this effort. A General Assembly will follow. For more information, go to www.occupyboulder.org.