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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Municipal Court Building 1301 Filbert Street, Philadelphia
On Tuesday, February 26th, along with a jury of 12 of our peers, we will be putting Wells Fargo on trial again for its crimes against our city.
During our trial, we need the jury to know that the community stands with activists– not huge corporations that take money from our schools, our homeowners, and our city.
JOIN US in holding Wells Fargo accountable to Philadelphia:
9am Tuesday, February 26th Room 304
Municipal Court Building, 1301 Filbert St
LOCAL SOLIDARITY ACTIONS OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA:
Please either host an event in front of a Wells Fargo – Peaceful action
February 25th @ 8:00am to March 1 @ 11:00am
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In Fall 2011, concerned citizens entered a Center City Wells Fargo branch and attempted to collect on the banks’ failure to pay its debt to society.
Since then, our fellow community members have stayed committed to doing good works. They have helped underwater homeowners fight banks to save their homes. Many were heavily involved in creating a highly praised system of mutual aid to provide immediate disaster relief after Hurricane Sandy. Others are organizing against education budget cuts, prison expansion, and the public school closures that threaten Philadelphia.
What has Wells Fargo been up to since Fall 2011?
-PA Attorney General Jack Wagner, and Philadelphia City Council and Community groups have condemned Wells Fargo for misleading Philadelphia city agencies like SEPTA and the School District on interest rate swap securities, leading to massive cuts in public services.
-Wells Fargo settled with the US Attorney General & the US Department of Justice for $175 million for discriminatory lending practices from 2004 to 2009.
-The PA Human Rights Commission has filed a complaint that Wells Fargo regularly engages in racist predatory lending.
-Wells Fargo has also fought Paid Sick Days legislation, refused to pay its fair share in taxes, fined its own customers excessive overdraft fees, to name a few.