This post is cross-posted from WeArePowerShift, and was authored by Harry Alper, a 2011 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and organizer with Rainforest Action Network.
As the largest financier of the US coal industry, Bank of America should be called the "Bank of Coal". So we decided to rename it, whether the bank likes it or not.
And what better place to do that than at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, which stands as a giant symbol of everything wrong with BofA's banking practices? On May 2, a week before BofA's annual shareholder meeting is to be held here in Charlotte, five activists scaled Bank of America Stadium and dropped a 70' x 25' banner reading "Bank of Coal".
We need you to stand with these activists.