Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Occupy the Midwest Kickoff General Assembly and Action

Occupy the Midwest Kicks Off with Action at Bank of America, followed by March to Regional General Assembly Under the Arch
Activists to Charge Bank of America with Crimes Against the 99% 

WHEN:  Thursday, March 15th at 4 p.m.
WHERE:  Kiener Plaza, Downtown St. Louis, MO
WHAT:   Occupy the Midwest Kickoff General Assembly and Action

As the 99 percent from all over the region arrive in St. Louis this Thursday, the Occupy the Midwest Regional Conference will kick off four days of actions with a march from Kiener Plaza to Bank of America. Occupiers will demand accountability for the millions of dollars in bailouts Bank of America and other Wall Street banks have received from taxpayers, as well as the role Bank of America played in the housing loan crisis. Occupy the Midwest will then march to the Arch Grounds for the first Midwest General Assembly.

Occupier Susie Chasnoff of St. Louis said of the day's action, “Bank of America should be honored to be the first target of Occupy the Midwest, as they epitomize everything that is wrong with corporate power.  Bank of America refuses to pay its taxes, forecloses illegally on people’s homes, finances big coal and keeps millions of students wallowing in debt. This 'Too Big to Fail' Bank must fail, if we are to have a democratic country.”

The Occupy the Midwest Regional Conference will take place March 15th-18th in St. Louis, MO. The week of action has been endorsed by 18 Occupations, with participants converging to participate in actions, share skills, and form a network with which to coordinate regional and national demonstrations and campaigns.

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