Forget occupying Wall Street.
If you really want to get people to listen, you have to do let your money do the talking.
And, if Los Angeles Art Dealer Kristen Christian has her way, come Nov. 5, big banks are going to have to listen.
Her method for making "Big Money" listen up? A little movement called "National Bank Transfer Day."
Participants won't be occupying the streets in front of America's financial institutions, but they will be letting their fingers do the protesting when they move their money from banks like Bank of America and Wells Fargo to smaller credit unions.
Kristen says the idea came for her when she, like tons of other Americans, heard about Bank of America's impending $5 debit card fees. She decided move her money to a credit union and to encourage friends and family to do the same. She says she picked Nov. 5 because it's the day Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the House of Lords in 1602.
She doesn't want to blow anything up, but she does want action. So far, the Credit Union National Association has reported that traffic to their site has doubled and the Bank Transfer Day Facebook page has nearly 20,000 "Likes."
Talk about putting your money where your mouth is.
Visit the Facebook page: National Bank Transfer Day
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