April 11 Nationwide demonstrations ref Banks

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April 11 Nationwide demonstrations ref Banks

Please consider supporting or sponsoring this new group, which is planning demonstrations nationwide on April 11. They have several dozen cities committed so far. Below are lists of their sponsors and supporters. Their website is:

http://www.anewwayforward.org/demonstrations/

Sponsors:

-Joe Trippi, Change Congress, co-founder
-Zephyr Teachout, Visiting Assistant Professor of Duke University, Dean Campaign
-Joe Costello, Energy, Communications, and Political Economy
-William Greider, National Correspondent, The Nation

Support:

-Alternet
-David Dayen, D-Day, founder and Hullabaloo*, blogger
-David Swanson, After Downing Street
-Progressive Democrats of America
-Democrats.com
-Grassroots Change
-Public Accountability Initiative
-Liberty Tree
-The Voters
-Wake County Young Democrats
-Consumers for Peace
-Billionaires for Bush
-David Donnelly, National Campaigns Director, Public Campaign Action Fund*:

Their plan: Real structural change of Wall Street

DECENTRALIZE: Any bank that's "too big to fail" means that it's too big for a free market to function. The financial corporations that caused this mess must be broken up and sold back to the private market with new antitrust rules in place -- new banks, managed by new people.

As Wall St. corporations grew bigger and bigger until they were “too big to fail,” they also became so politically powerful that they led to distorted and unfair policies that served companies, not citizens.

Its not enough to try to patch up the current system. We demand serious reform that fixes the root problems in our political and economic system: excessive influence of banks, dangerous compensation systems, and massive consolidation. And we demand that the reform happen in an open and transparent manner.

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Re: April 11 Nationwide demonstrations ref Banks

Thanks for linking to this. I'd heard about it in the Bill Moyers interview of a day or two ago in the daily digest and DH and I were saying that we needed to attend a rally.

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