We’ve been protesting big bank and corporate greed for a while now, so we thought we deserved a little fun in the park.
On Tuesday, we’re having a picnic in the park at 34th and Chestnut. Families, workers, students and people from all walks of life are coming together for some food, fun and games and to talk about how we can challenge ‘business as usual’ for big banks and corporations.
We’ll highlight the cuts to our schools and communities that big banks in Philly have played a role in causing. The picnic will include activities like arts and crafts, music lessons and sports – programs that so many of us are already missing or anticipating the loss of.
We’ll also have teach-ins and speak-outs, so folks can tell their own stories about how the banks’ greedy decisions are harming their families.
We’ll have snacks and plenty of fun for folks of all ages.
We’ve been protesting the big banks here in Philly for months because of their profiting at our communities’ loss, foreclosures, predatory lending to poor communities, and avoiding taxes that should have gone to keeping schools open and caring for our vulnerable. And we can’t forget those Wall Street-engineered swap deals marketed to the School District and City that have cost Philadelphia $331 million so far.
Big banks have not only have contributed to the closing of schools and foreclosure of homes, but they are also a big reason why our economy has spiraled downward. They have profited off the backs of the middle and working class families of this city.
Join us for some fun next Tuesday. Speak out about how big bank greed is affecting your family and neighborhood. Learn more about what we can do to continue to fight for corporate accountability. It is up to us to demand the big banks to pay their fair share and begin to make amends with the people they have hurt. It’s time for a change, but we cannot do it without you!