Dear MoveOn member,
The big Wall Street banks crashed our economy, refused to clean up the mess, and still haven't been held accountable.
Now the Occupy movement has inspired people everywhere to take action in protest and a lot of us have realized there's something we can do to fight back: close our accounts and move our money out of the big Wall Street banks and into community banks and credit unions.
This week, in the lead-up to the November 5 Make Wall Street Pay day of action targeting the giant banks, we've set up a new "Move Your Money Pledge." Our goal is to get as many people as possible pledging to close their accounts with the big banks.
Are you ready to show the Wall Street banks that we're going to hold them accountable ourselves? If you're ready to stop banking with Wall Street—or if you already have—click here to sign the Move Your Money pledge:
By signing the pledge you'll be able to turn your private choice as a bank customer into a powerful public display of outrage and protest by joining tens of thousands of others who are ready to switch banks and close accounts.
We have resources available to help you find a new bank and a guide for how to go through the process of closing an account. Whether it's a spare credit card, a savings account, or your personal checking, every account counts.
If we can get a huge number of accounts closed at the major banks we'll certainly impact their bottom line, but we'll also do something even more powerful—we'll send them a very clear message that the public's outrage is only growing stronger and that we're not going to let them off the hook for the damage they've done to our economy.
Can you sign the pledge and close an account?
Thanks for all you do.
–Daniel, Elena, Robin, Stefanie, and the rest of the team