Minnesota’s Virtual March on Wells Fargo Posted by MNFairEconomy.org on April 22, 2012
We’re proud of our delegation from Minnesota traveling to San Francisco to attend the Wells Fargo shareholders meeting on Tuesday, April 24. As part of the 99% Spring, they will be joining concerned citizens from throughout the country calling on the bank to pay its fair share and to stop hurting our communities by lobbying for the interests of the 1%.
Check out some of our friends and neighbors who are making the trip, listed below.
Here in Minnesota, we’ll stand in solidarity with those traveling west by holding a virtual march on Wells Fargo.
1. If you use Twitter, join other Minnesotans in sending messages to @WellsFargo throughout the day. A few sample tweets are provided below. We’ll be using the hashtag #99WFMarch all day long on Tuesday.
2. Follow @MNFairEconomy and retweet us through the day.
Wells Fargo owes the 99% $22 billion. Pay your fair share, @WellsFargo. #99WFMarch #MNFairEconomy
Wells Fargo leads the nation in foreclosures. @WellsFargo, make things right and create a fair economy for all of us. #99WFMarch
@WellsFargo supports politicians that work for the interests of the 1%. The 99% needs a voice in our economy too. #99WFMarch
Payday loans create huge profits for @WellsFargo and huge hardships for Minnesota families. It’s time for that to change. #99WFMarch
1. Visit Wells Fargo’s official Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/wellsfargo and send a message on behalf of the 99%. Sample posts can be found below. Include the hashtag #99WFMarch at the end of your post.
2. Watch the feed throughout the day and “like” posts by other Minnesotans.
Sample Facebook posts:
Today, Wells Fargo shareholders are meeting in San Francisco. We, as community shareholders in Minnesota remain concerned about the effect of your bank’s policies on our communities. It’s time to build a fair economy for all of us. #99WFMarch
Your bank leads the nation in foreclosures, creating a crisis for our families. Today, we the 99% stand up for our neighbors and our communities. It’s time to make things right. #99WFMarch
A crisis continues to face the Somali community in Minnesota. As famine and violence continue to ravage the East African country, Somali Minnesotans are unable to send needed funds to their families back home. This is a lifeline that needs to be restored today. Your bank has the opportunity to stand up and take a leadership position and hasn’t. Each day this crisis continues, more and more families are placed at risk. #99WFMarch
Your bank offers payday loans with an APR of up to 274%. While these loans make huge profits for Wells Fargo, they also create incredible hardships for families. As a community shareholder, I ask that you stop these predatory practices. #99WFMarch
Minnesota’s Delegation to the Wells Fargo Shareholders Meeting in San Francisco
I speak for the community and myself. Our community continues to lose homes. We believed in the American dream, but thousands and thousands of families are falling into poverty and losing what little they had. What is Wells Fargo’s plan for those communities to recover, and for our families to keep and get their homes back?
I feel it is import for our future and the future of my children to stand up to what is going wrong in our society and help correct it in any way I can. We must start to look at the big picture and not just what is in our own backyard. I look forward to meeting other like-minded individuals out there, and it has been nice to meet some of you from Minnesota. Go 99%!
Hey all, my name is Andrew Constans and I am a student at the U of M. Basically, I am coming along because I am in debt up to my knees (will be up to my eyeballs once I have a degree) and Wells Fargo doesn’t really seem to care about all of us students anymore. Well, except for taking our money. My tuition goes up between 5 and 10% per year, partially a result of large corporations and banks dodging taxes. I even pay taxes on my student income, why can’t they pay theirs?
I am going because I am bereft at the increasing disparity between the rich and the poor in our country and in our world. I feel we have slipped back into the era of the robber barons. Our state and federal governments have been caving to special interests and have forsaken their regulatory roles. We need to speak out.