Bank of America (BOA) serves as a destabilizing force in Chicago’s blighted
communities, according to approximately 50 protesters who took their
message to a downtown branch on Tuesday.
Organized by the Grassroots Collaborative on the eve of Bank of America’s shareholder meeting in North Carolina, demonstrators rallied against policies that, according to protesters, has led to Chicago school closures and community devastation.
have schools that are closing, homes that are abandoned, and
neighborhoods falling apart; this is a time when we need our
neighborhoods to be built up and not destroyed,” said Amisha Patel,
executive director of the Grassroots Collaborative. “It’s time for Bank
of America to do everything they can to strengthen our communities.”
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