Economic Justice

VIDEO: Cantor running scared

Icon October 22, 2011 - 18:15 Have you heard about Representative Eric Cantor canceling his speech is Philadelphia?

Rolling Out the Un-Welcome Mat for Cantor in Philly

Icon October 21, 2011 - 16:42 Cross-posted at Blue Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor will receive a not-so-warm welcome by hundreds of protesters at his appearance at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia today. Rep. Cantor will be giving an address today at 4:00pm on income inequality, something that protesters say, his policies perpetuate. Virginia Organizing Leader Dee Jacobson will be making the trip from Locust Grove, Orange County to address the rally.

"It's not me, it's you." Breaking up with the big banks.

Icon October 18, 2011 - 02:03 Wall Street and the big banks crashed our economy, destroyed jobs, caused millions to lose their homes, bankrupted city and state budgets and refused to pay their fair share of what it will take to rebuild our economy. So, why should we continue to give them our money? We can vote with our feet on this one. It’s time to ante up.

Take Your Money Out of the BIG BANKS!

Icon October 14, 2011 - 13:51 Over the next several months, Virginians will gather and divest (remove the money from and close their accounts) from Wells Fargo, Bank of American and Chase to send the message that we've had enough of the big bank's bad behavior!

JOIN US! Friday @ 1:30pm, Virginia Organizing Calls on Charlottesville to Divest from the Big Banks

Icon October 12, 2011 - 21:45   Beginning With Wells Fargo on Friday, Residents to Close Accounts in Protest of Bailouts, Illegal Foreclosures and Corporate Money in Politics CHARLOTTESVILLE- Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, Virginia Organizing (formerly know as Virginia Organizing Project) is kicking off a “We’ve Had Enough and We’re Taking It Back” big bank divestment campaign this Friday at 1:30pm in front of the Wells Fargo bank on the downtown mall.

We've Had Enough! Big Bank Divestment Pledge

Icon October 11, 2011 - 02:48 function submitForm(form) { return true; } .addressSearch, .signpage, .contentSet {display: inline; float: left;} .target-page{float: right;} .petitionContent { margin:10px 0; } In the last decade, the big banks have taken too much and given back too little in return.  Through their lobbyists and huge campaign donations, they want even more power to take unfair advantage of their customers and communities.

Ehrenthal: L’est we forget: TARP, Tarbell and Triangle

Icon October 3, 2011 - 23:50 Today is the three-year anniversary of TARP, the $700 billion bank bailout passed at the height of the financial crisis in 2008. Even though no one actually liked TARP, including the Congress who voted for it, it is credited with saving our nation from financial collapse.  However, three years after the banks received their bailout, the American people never got theirs. Every day, it becomes clearer that we have not learned from the mistakes of Wall Street and the Big Banks that led to the crisis, especially as Financial Reform legislation continues to be gutted piece by piece.