Working Families Demand An Economy That Works for Everyone
CONCORD, NH - This Thursday, more than 10,000 working people in cities nationwide will hold demonstrations at the offices of major banks to demand more responsible corporate behavior and to call on Congress to take action now to build an economy that works for everyone by passing the Employee Free Choice Act, passing President Obama’s budget to make quality, affordable health care for all a reality, and enacting strong banking reforms.
In New Hampshire, over 100 Granite Staters will join together at a dozen Bank of America locations across the state to protest the bank’s corporate abuses and send a message to Congress: Americans have had enough of the CEO and corporate excess that drain our families’ finances and our overall economy – and we are ready for real change.
WHO: Granite State working families
WHAT: “With Bank of America, It’s Greed Not Luck” protests at Bank of America
locations across the state.
WHERE: Concord: 118 Storrs Street, 12pm
Derry: 37 Crystal Avenue, 1pm
Dover: 180 Washington Street, 4pm
Goffstown: 542 Mast Road, 4pm
Hanover: 63 S. Main Street, 12pm
Hooksett: 1090 Hooksett Road, 4pm
Hudson: 45 Lowell Road, 11:30am
Keene: 20 Central Square, 4pm
Manchester: 1155 Elm Street, 12pm
Nashua: 157 Main Street, 12pm
Portsmouth: 3 Pleasant Street, Market Square, 12pm
Rochester: 66 S. Main Street, 12pm
WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2009
VISUALS: Granite Staters and leprechauns holding signs and handing out gold chocolate coins to give consumers a little luck. Signs include: “Bank of America: Bad for America,” “Bank of America CEO: $4,800 / hour, Bank of America Workers: $10.50 / hour,” “BofA got $45 billion, we got less lending.”
For more information on actions happening across the country, please visit www.TakeBackTheEconomy.org.
Change That Works is a new state-by-state effort by the two-million member Service Employees International Union to bring economic relief to millions across the country, help fix the nation's broken health care system and guarantee workers can freely decide whether to join with their coworkers in a union. For more information, please visit http://www.seiu.org/changethatworks/.