For Immediate Release
1,000 Community Activists Converge on DC for Actions to Fight Corporate Greed and Put People First!
National People’s Action & National Domestic Workers Alliance challenge top government and corporate officials to build an economy and a democracy that works for everyone
WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 community leaders from across the country are coming to Washington energized by a wave of powerful demonstrations at corporate shareholder meetings including Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Community leaders come armed with policy solutions to reform the shortsighted behavior of Wall Street and America’s largest corporations. They will bring their demands that Wall Street stop dodging its fair share of taxes, end the foreclosure crisis with broad principal reduction, and end the financing of pay day loan companies and private prisons, and instead invest in the long-term health and economic security of American workers.
National People’s Action (NPA) and National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) are hosting their respective conferences in DC from May 18-21 and will jointly raise these issues and more with top public and corporate officials.
“This spring, we’ve gone toe-to-toe with the likes of Brian Moynihan of Bank of America and John Stumpf of Wells Fargo and clarified to America how their corporations are hurting the 99% by investing in dirty coal and private prisons, by exploiting the system to avoid paying their fair share of taxes, and by fraudulently foreclosing on millions of Americans,” said George Goehl, executive director of National People’s Action. “In DC, we’re taking the fight to top government officials who cater to the 1% and corporate executives who use their deep pockets to corrupt our democracy.”
Among the events taking place is a Monday morning town hall meeting with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and meetings with senators and congressional staffers on Monday afternoon. On Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, the 1,000 community leaders will also visit corporate and government officials who have repeatedly ignored requests to meet and negotiate real solutions to the housing, jobs, immigrant rights and revenue crises.
What: NPA Conference and actions at high-profile site visits in partnership with NDWA
- Town hall with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan: 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Washington Court Hotel ballroom (525 New Jersey Avenue, NW)
- Congressional visits: Starting at 2 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2012
- Site Visits: Buses depart Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Avenue, NW) at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 21
Why: To build an economy that works for the 99% and a democracy that puts people first
Who: More than 1,000 grassroots activists with NPA and NDWA
For more information on the NPA conference and actions, please contact: Mary Moreno at (956) 270-3112.
National People’s Action (NPA) and National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)