ColorOfChange just launched a new site to help force real accountability for the big banks responsible for the economic crisis. Today, President Obama received more than 360,000 signatures from people all over the country who want his administration to stand with homeowners and investigate the banks responsible for the mortgage crisis. The stakes couldn't be higher for Black America, which has watched its wealth plummet to the lowest its been in 25 years. Our communities have suffered disproportionately from predatory lending practices. If you signed our petition, that's great! Now it's time to engage in some direct action.
By joining us at www.InvestigatetheBanks.org, you can show up at your local bank branches, ATMs, or foreclosed and vacant homes with signs urging the president to investigate your bank. Using this tool you can take photos, get press, hold events, and share it with people everywhere. And don't be afraid to get creative. You and your friends can deliver your own public indictments to bank branches, create crime scenes marking the damage caused by banks, or file police reports against the banks.
So check our new tool to share and be heard. And let us know what you think in the comments section.