Saturday, November 05, 2011

Move your money on November 5th

On November 5th, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, hundreds, potentially thousands will withdraw their money from the nation's largest Wall Street banks and move to small community banks and credit unions. What started out as just a Facebook event page by Kristen Christian of California, quickly went viral and garnered national media attention. Now the Facebook event for Bank Transfer Day hosts more than 72,000 attendees and has inspired other events including College Bank Transfer Day and a "Move Your Money" day hosted by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. Progressive organizations such as the PCCC and MoveOn have begun their own campaigns, as well as the New Bottom Line launching their own "Move Our Money" campaign. Even groups small and large are hosting their own events, getting their friends, colleagues, relatives and more to join in on the movement.

While the Move Your Money Project is not organizing any specific event, we strongly encourage individuals to host their own and provide resources via our resource page: We also encourage individuals and groups to tell us about their events so that we can promote them via our Facebook and Twitter pages, along with out calendar by emailing us via our contact page here:

Whether you chose to Move Your Money on November 5th, with another group event or on your own, you can find solace in knowing that you are no longer helping finance a corrupt system that has led our country astray. Don't forget to tell us your story after you move your money! For more reasons on why you should move your money, check out this list prepared by the New Rules Project on our website.

Thanks for your support and happy switching!

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