Enlace joined thousands of protesters and the 99% Power on April 24 to demand stop financing private prisons.
The 99% activists include a diverse group of shareholders, homeowners facing foreclosure, immigrant rights activists, faith organizations and labor groups from around the country.
Protesters called on Wells Fargo to end practices that profit from community losses including financing private prisons, predatory lending, tax dodging, and foreclosures. The groups are demanding that Wells Fargo halt foreclosure pending investigation and reform, help homeowners by resetting post-bubble mortgages to their fair market values, divest from private prisons and immigrant detention centers, pays its fair share of federal taxes, and end predatory lending practices to individuals and municipalities.
In the News:
Protesters crash Wells Fargo shareholder meeting: Associated Press, April 24th
Wells Fargo annual meeting drawing protesters: Reuters, April 24, 2012
Occupy the shareholder meetings! Washington Post, April 24, 2012
Occupy movement targets Wells Fargo meeting in San Francisco, MSNBC April 24, 2012
Wells Fargo Protesters Block Investors at Annual Meeting, Bloomberg, April 24, 2012
Protesters Rally Against Wells Fargo Foreclosures, Bank Responds: We’re A ‘Responsible Corporate Citizen’, ThinkProgress
April 24, 2012
Wells Fargo Turns Away Its Own Shareholders From Its Shareholder MeetingApril 24, 2012, Mother Jones, April 24, 2012
Protesters air complaints at Wells Fargo meeting, San Francisco Chronicle, April 24, 2012
San Francisco: Hundreds marching in anti-Wells Fargo protest, Bay City News Service, April 24, 2012
SF Protest March Aims To Disrupt Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting, CBS San Francisco, April 24, 2012
Occupy Protest in SF, March to Wells Fargo, NBC Bay Area April 24, 2012
Hundreds protest Wells Fargo meeting in SF, ABC San Francisco, April 24, 2012
Wells Fargo annual meeting draws protesters, 24 arrested, Press TV, April 24, 2012
Hundreds march on Wells Fargo in Occupy protest, KTVU April 24, 2012
Protests, Arrests at Wells Fargo, KQED April 24, 2012
Occupy SF Storms Wells Fargo Meeting, 8 Arrested, SF Weekly April 24, 2012
Downtown One Big Traffic Jam As Occupy SF Takes Over Wells Fargo, SFist, April 24, 2012