On Monday, May 9, we begin a week of actions to meet up, teach-in, and fight back! Check out the calendar to the right for the list of events – and be sure to attend the main day of action On May 12. For more info call (347) 762-9122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
REBNY, 570 Lexington Ave (51st St)
Protest REBNY’s Plan to Gut Our Rent Laws, Destroy our Neighborhoods, and Rob our Coffers! REBNY is a leading opponent to strong protections for renters and a living wage ordinance for New York. REBNY is also a major player behind the so-called “Committee to Save New York,” which is one more example of how billionaires use their money to buy campaigns to explain why we have to accept cuts in services – while not making any sacrifices themselves.
Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (53rd St)
Republicans fought hard to prevent even the modest reform that was passed in wake of the Wall Street economic collapse. They are trying to cut funding for the regulations designed to prevent another collapse. And they do it all while talking about Main St. But Boehner and his allies are working hard to raise campaign money from the Wall St firms who crashed the economy (Boehner alone received $1.2 million from the finance industry for the 2010 election). We will use this occasion to shine a spotlight on what Wall St does to buy the politicians who are supposed to work for the rest of us.
Goldman Sachs headquarters, 200 West St. (Vesey St.)
Bank of America, 115 West 42nd St (Avenue of the Americas)
May 11 is the date of Bank of America’s annual shareholder meetings. Labor, religious and community groups will gather at that meeting in Charlotte, NC, to protest BOA’s role in the home foreclosure crisis (see http://newbottomline.com/). As one of the largest players in the residential home mortgage market, and as one of the parties in legal actions by all 50 state Attorneys General, BOA plays a lead role in evicting families from there homes. We will be there to demand that BOA start to lead with solutions such as renegotiating mortgages to reflect the real value of homes.