BofA Funeral Today

Money.jpgLooking for some fun this morning in Charlotte? Join Action NC and partners in a mock funeral procession and press conference targeting Bank of America today. Participants will speak about devastating environmental, economic and social impacts Bank of America caused their communities. Speakers will announce plans for major protests at Bank of America shareholder conference next May. Topics include student debt, coal investments, foreclosures and widespread unemployment.

Bank of America tops all other institutions when it comes to foreclosing on America’s homes, investing in every sector of the polluting US coal industry, and wreaking havoc on the US economy. In response to these and other issues, activists from across the country will announce major protests planned during the week of the Bank of America Shareholders’ meeting in May 2012 in Charlotte.

Bank of America's reckless and predatory behavior and complete lack of accountability have driven over 50,000 customers to close their accounts at the bank since November, which only represents a tiny fraction of those outraged with the company’s practices and contributions to economic devastation and climate change.

Speakers at today’s conference includes Luis Rodriguez, a loan counselor and himself a victim of Bank of America’s lending and servicing practices. “As a HUD-certified housing counselor, and a homeowner with a Bank of America mortgage, I have seen first-hand, in my own finances as well as those of my clients, the way Bank of America has treated the public. The run-around, the low standards of customer service from those supposedly there to "help," and the flat-out denial of programs designed to help homeowners have left all of us highly frustrated and cost far too many families across the country their homes. Bank of America must be held accountable for practices like "robo-signing," and held to a higher standard in how they work with their customers."

WHEN & WHERE:  10:45 a.m. Funeral Procession Leaves 301 S. Tryon

                              11 a.m. Press Conference 101 S. Tryon

                               Bank of America Corporate Center, Charlotte, NC