The 5th of November: Occupy San Diego to Promote Bank Transfer Day and Plans to March Through Downtown San Diego

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Occupy San Diego to Promote Bank Transfer Day, November 5 –  Group plans to march through downtown San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Saturday, November 5th at 10:30 AM, Occupy San Diego is holding a Big Banks Funeral March from the Civic Center to Petco Park to Bank of America, to stand in solidarity with National Bank Transfer Day and to encourage people to switch from large Banks to Credit Unions. TARP bailouts, illegal foreclosures and government bribery are out of control and the Occupation Movement is sending a message that American citizens will not take it any longer.

Occupy San Diego is joining ranks with three MoveOn Councils in this event.  Frank Gormlie, an organizer for MoveOn, and a member of the Occupy group as well,  is jazzed that OccupySD has endorsed this action and made it part of the occupation’s agenda.

“This is great. Occupy San Diego has many friends and allies in our efforts to keep the country’s focus on the criminal actions of the big banks.  The Occupy Wall Street movement has certainly changed the nature of the dialog in America, and our own Occupy movement – despite its troubles and nearly daily harassment by the police – is leading the charge to awaken San Diegans as to who caused the economic recession.”

Participants are asked to wear black, bring cardboard coffins with a bank’s name on them along with rose petals and candles for the funeral.

The  march will ensure that large banking institutions will always remember the 5th of November.

“If we shift our funds from the for-profit banking institutions in favor of not-for-profit credit unions before this date,” Occupy San Diego member Kali Katt said, “we will send a clear message that conscious consumers won’t support companies with unethical business practices. It’s time to invest in local community growth.”

More information can be found at


 99% OCCUPY Rally in Escondido

Saturday, November 5 2011

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 Downtown, the corner by Starbucks patio

Escondido Avenue and Valley Parkway

Escondido, CA

 Amnesty For Student Loans Now !

 The ProgressivePost and ENOUGH of Vista are co-sponsoring a 99% Occupy Rally in Escondido, to give voice to the demand that the Federal Reserve forgive the intolerable and criminal trap of student debt, which now exceed $1 Trillion, more than the total credit card debt of the United States.

After a short rally, we will march approximately seven blocks, to three major downtown banks: Wells, Fargo, JP Morgan CHASE and Bank of America.

Make your own homemade signs.   We will not enter the banks with our demonstration, but remain on the public sidewalks. We can chant, shout and sing.

For more information, contact Joe Howard Crews, 760 703-2008, or use ProgressivePost to send a message to us.

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Presly Deen Hollingsworth November 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I just canceled my BOA credit card today, and Monday will be moving my bank accounts from Capitol One to a local credit union.

Ya oughta see my “Occupy the Swamps” photo – I’m way too far from any town to
be in a protest, so I posted my photo all over.


Patty Jones November 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Send us a link!


Patty Jones November 4, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Here’s a link to Presly’s Occupy the Swamp photo! LOL!


Devin 'V' November 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

“remember the 5th of November”

did anyone else sort of do a little laugh there?


One less wells Fargo customer November 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

F the banks. I just drained my wells 15k cash money.

I’m going to a gold silver and metals standard.


J Burns November 5, 2011 at 10:26 am

For all that are closing accounts, remember the top 20% of banking clients contribute more than 80% of the bank’s profitability. So all of you who are closing your accounts (checking/credit cards) are more than likely benefitting the big banks, in that they will not have to deal with the quantity of small accounts, thus saving on staff, back office work and FDIC insurance. You are doing them a favor!


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