We come together under a common framework to increase the strength of our community organizations and our collective power. Our goal is to build a national urban movement for housing, education, health, racial justice and democracy.
A great article featuring the Executive Directors of one of our coalition partners New Bottom Line and the work of the 99% spring in organizing forces in grassroots organizations, the occupy movement and unions in a larger fight for principle reduction and defending issues of housing on a national level. What do you think are the key lessons of the Spring protest and how can we continue to expand the energy and love of a growing movement for a people-centered America?
Organizers say about 3,000 people joined a protest against Bank of America headquarters in Boston. Police say they arrested two dozen protesters for trespassing. A published report says the trespass was an act of civil disobedience to protest the lender’s foreclosure practices. No mention was made of new bank card fees.
Recent groups of protestors that have sprouted up across the city of Boston haven’t been voicing their displeasure with their baseball team’s September collapse, they’re protesting against Bank of America.
Today, over 1,000 people are expected to march in downtown Boston to protest against the bank, and “rally against Wall Street greed, predatory lending, and skyrocketing foreclosures in urban communities,” according to a press release.Take Back Boston, one of the websites that has the latest information on anti-BofA protests and ralliess across the city, says although these protests are happening in Boston, this is a national concern.