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The call to join us....

CODEPINK is heading to the DNC in Charlotte, NC September 2-6 to Bust Up Big Banks! Will you join us?

Charlotte is known as “Wall Street South”; it hosts the world headquarters of Bank of America, as well as the East Coast headquarters of Wells Fargo, making it the second largest concentration of finance capital in the US after NYC. We'll highlight how our political parties listen more to banks and corporations than the American people. Let's tell the Democratic Party that DNC should stand for Don't Neglect Communities!

Join us Sunday, September 2, for the mass Occupy Wall Street South rally and march, and stay for several days of powerful and creative actions that give voice to the 99% and protest the corporate takeover of our democracy.

Our presence at the DNC builds on the vital work CODEPINK has already done to Bust Up Big Banks. In March, we occupied Bank of America branches all over the country to honor International Women's Day, while two CODEPINK activists busted Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan on stage in NYC; in May, we traveled to Charlotte to protest the BofA's shareholders' meeting. Won't you join us to make this our most powerful Bank Bust Up, ever?

Of course we'll be carrying the full gamut of CODEPINK concerns to the DNC, as well, from Obama's use of drones to ending and preventing war. Help us bring the pink and make Democrats think!

Below is a tentative schedule of some of the actions and events that CODEPINK may take part in or bring our creative messaging to. For the most updated action info, send a text message to 415-994-1723. Include your name/outlet/organization.

Preliminary Schedule of Actions & Events:

Saturday, September 1
Festivaliberation - Liberation Fest

Sunday, September 2

Monday, September 3

  • 10am: Annual Charlotte Labor Day Parade
    Pearl Street Park (Kenilworth Avenue entrance, not Baxter St.) to Marshall Park (1.3 miles)
    Plus various events throughout the day – opportunities for networking and action

  • 1pm: Southern Workers' Assembly

Tuesday, September 4

  • Progressive Democrats of America hosts Progressive Central – The People's Convention
    Daylong event including a panel discussion with CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin
    CODEPINK is a cosponsor of this event and will have a table there.

    Reserve your tickets for only $30 here.
    A portion of your ticket fee will be donated to CODEPINK!

  • 10:30-Noon: Progressive Action Summit
    Open to the public, organized by Progressive Action PAC and Congressional Progressive Caucus
    Charlotte Convention Center, 500 South College Street, Charlotte, NC

  • 10am-2pm: Women's Caucus inside the DNC (Ballroom ABCD)

  • 12-2pm: Bring Our War $$ Home messaging outside the US Conference of Mayors Luncheon
    Omni Hotel, 132 East Trade Street, Private Event

  • Occupy the Military Industrial Complex – daylong action TBA

Wednesday, September 5

Thursday, September 6

  • 10am-2pm: Women's Caucus inside DNC (Ballrooms ABCD)

  • 10am-12noon - Nuns on the Bus tour event with
    NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
    St. Peter's Catholic Church - 507 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte

    Evening: Obama announcement at Bank of America Stadium (ahem, Panther Stadium)

  • Sign up to attend the president's speech here

Stay tuned for more actions and events to be added soon!