It is a real grass roots movement, and it hits them were it hurts- the money!
To me, this movement is similar to the Civil Rights Montgomery Bus Boycott, the 1955 political & social protest campaign. Rosa Parks, MLK jr., Ralph Abernarhy were all involved.
These simple folks, working class people united & refused to ride the buses, because of discrimination.
"The boycott caused crippling financial deficit for the Montgomery public transit system, because the city's black population who were the principal boycotters were also the bulk of the system's paying customers. The campaign lasted from December 1, 1955, when Rosa Parks, an African American woman, was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person, to December 20, 1956, when a federal ruling, Browder v. Gayle, took effect, and led to a United States Supreme Court decision that declared the Alabama and Montgomery laws requiring segregated buses to be unconstitutional."*
These worker bees who were thought to have no power, banded together & boycotted the discriminatory buses for over 1 year.
Bus fare back then was .10¢
"Black taxi drivers charged ten cents per ride, a fare equal to the cost to ride the bus, in support of the boycott. When word of this reached city officials on December 8, 1955, the order went out to fine any cab driver who charged a rider less than 45 cents. In addition to using private motor vehicles, some people used non-motorized means to get around, such as cycling, walking, or even riding mules or driving horse-drawn buggies. Some people also hitchhiked. During rush hours, sidewalks were often crowded. As the buses received extremely few, if any, passengers, their officials asked the City Commission to allow stopping service to black communities. Across the nation, black churches raised money to support the boycott and collected new and slightly used shoes to replace the tattered footwear of Montgomery's black citizens, many of whom walked everywhere rather than ride the buses and submit to Jim Crow laws."*
I'm just referencing this historic boycott to show that a unified action by the majority can create change.
Poor workers refusing to pay for .10¢ bus fares. The greater community donating shoes so others could literally walk the walk.
Even if you can't make the bank exodus today, (I personally think I am going to open a Credit Union account today just to bump up the official #'s & send that collective one finger salute to Wall Street) it is still worthwhile to do your research & see what locally owned & operated Credit Unions & Banks are best in your area.
Consider at least moving some if not all of your money out of commercial banks.
You may even discover they offer better rates for car & mortgage loans & have less fees & fines. To be a part of the collective movement, and send that unified message- enough with Bankster theft & crimes will send a powerful message.
We are mad as hell & not going to take it anymore.
Find a Credit Union in the U.S.
egon locals did a ranking system
The idea that the working class has this power to not only vote with their dollars, but to walk away en masse from corporate Goliaths like Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, and stop the madness happening with the reckless, gross mismanagement of money on Wall Street.
Big banks got bailed out, we got sold out & now we can choose to collectively walk out.
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)$2,340,667,0142
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (New York, NY)$2,135,796,0003.
Citigroup Inc.(New York, NY)$2,002,213,0004.
Wells Fargo & Company (San Francisco, CA)$1,223,630,0005.
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The (New York, NY)$880,677,0006.
Morgan Stanley (New York, NY)$819,719,0007
Metlife, Inc. (New York, NY)$565,566,4528.
Barclays Group US Inc. (Wilmington, DE)$427,837,0009
Taunus Corporation (New York, NY)$364,079,00010.
HSBC North America Holdings Inc. (New York, NY)$345,382,87111.U.S. Bancorp (Minneapolis, MN)$282,428,000
Read more: United States' Largest Banks — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0763206.html#ixzz1cqOeMKWy
* Wiki references.