Showdown in Chicago

moneyboaThe big corporate banks and Wall Street institutions that took our economy to the brink of collapse are coming to Chicago.

After taking our trillion-dollar taxpayer bailout, these big banks have been doling out huge executive bonuses, raking in profits and spending millions to defeat reform that would crack down on their risky and predatory practices.

Enough is enough – it’s time to take our demands for more accountability to the streets. Thousands of others will be protesting the banksters at the upcoming American Banking Association convention in Chicago. Learn how to get involved here.

Executives from the nation’s biggest banks will be there. We need to show them that we won’t back down until there is more oversight, transparency and accountability in the banking industry. The more people who protest in Chicago, the more attention we’ll get in Washington for our work fighting for commonsense reforms!

What: SHOWDOWN IN CHICAGO: March on the bankers convention to put the people first!

Where: Chicago, Illinois. The march will start at the intersection of Stetson and Wacker, cross the Chicago River and end with a rally at the Banker’s Convention at the Sheraton Hotel (301 East North Water Street, Chicago).

When: Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Be a Public Citizen! Bring your homemade signs! Go to our Web site and tell us what slogans and sentiments you’ll put on your sign. There also will be events held on Sunday, Oct. 25 and Monday, Oct. 26. Learn more here about what’s happening during the Showdown in Chicago.

If you can’t make it to the protest, you can still take action.

Flickr photo by Confetti.