Two weeks ago, on Sept. 28th, we kicked-off our nonviolent action campaign demanding Wall Street banks fully disclose all campaign spending with actions in Los Angeles and New York. These marked an important first step, but now we’re on to the next round - and it’ll be bigger and badder than the first. The fun starts with actions on October 24th in New York City, and October 25th in Los Angeles.
Background: Faced with an unprecedented flood of “dark” campaign money, and the failure of both the Courts and our bought Congress to do anything about it, 99Rise members called on the most likely offenders to immediately disclose the full records of all outside political spending to the public.
Status: On Sept. 28th we kicked-off our nonviolent action campaign demanding Wall Street banks fully disclose all campaign spending with actions at Bank of America in Los Angeles and JPMorgan Chase in New York. These marked an important first step. We delivered our End Dark Money petition and (as expected) received no response from either bank. BofA shut down the building and had 8 young people arrested when they sat-down and peacefully refused to leave until all political spending records were made public. Thanks to members’ generous support, we were able to get everyone out within a couple days.
What’s next: We’re on to the next round - and we plan on making it bigger and badder than the last. Over 150 brave people have already signed-up to sit-in as part of this campaign, and the second wave of civil disobedience is set for Oct. 25th in LA & Oct. 24th in NYC. If you wanna take action in solidarity but can’t make it to one of those cities - we’re looking to support smaller petition delivery actions in other cities nationwide. If you’re interested, let us know and we’ll get you our super-awesome Petition Delivery Action Guide!
Read more: The petition | The call to action | Press release | StartSomeGood Page
Press: Sojourner Truth | Neon Tommy | Occidental Weekly