Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Mail from Bernie
I got some Move On mail from my friend Bernie (Bernadette), that is from another Bernie (Sanders) . So I'm reporting here on some related matters and then opening the mail bag for you. Lots to do for those of you who love writing Congress poeple or clicking internet buttons.
Yesterday I went to a Move on picket line/rally in front of the B of A in Ballard, part of a national effort to deliver peoples tax bills to Bank of America and other big banks, get people to close their big bank accounts and open Credit Union or community bank accounts. There were similar events from other organizations in other locations. the Catholic Workers had a over turning the money changers table event down in Columbia city. Someone held one at the B of A on Lake City Way.
So here is what I think you should do:
1) Close your big bank accounts if you can.
2) Change over your Credit Cards and Mortgages if you can.
3) Write you Congress people on taxes and budget questions.
4)I'm starting a campaign on my blog to get politicians to pledge not to balance the budget on the backs of the poor http://roominhouseblues.blogspot.com/2011/04/pledge-to-protect-american-citizens.html Read my blog and write to politicians to ask them to take the pledge and give them my blog address.
5) Show up at the next bank picket line.
A few weeks ago, Senator Bernie Sanders released a list of the 10 companies worst at paying their fair share in taxes. We liked it, and our designer Gabe quickly put it into chart form and put it up on our website.
What happened next was exciting: Tens of thousands of people started sharing the chart on Facebook. Blogs started posting links to it. It began to really blow up—and that gave us an idea: What if we could get this popular chart in front of millions of people today as they're finishing their taxes?
So here we go: We're going to try to saturate Facebook with the chart below, so that everyone sees the shameful behavior of these 10 companies. Can you join in? All you have to do is click this button to share it: