The SEIU website is promoting a three-day "National Taxpayer Mobilization to Break Bank Greed" planned for next Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in Chicago.
Sunday's "mobilization" will actually begin in New York, where protesters will gather in front of Goldman-Sach's CEO home. At 4:30 PM, another demonstration will begin outside Chicago's Hyatt Regency.
Monday's protest will be held in front of the downtown Chicago branch of Goldman-Sachs. Over 1000 retirees, clergy, workers and, well, lots of SEIU members and ACORN community organizers will "ask Goldman Sachs to donate its entire projected $23 billion dollar bonus pool to prevent every foreclosure in America in 2010 AND lift one million families out of the poverty and joblessness."
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On Wednesday, a march of 5000 is planned outside the downtown Sheraton Hotel where Newt Gingrich and George Wills will be speaking at the American Bankers Association conference. The protesters will "demand" banks stop lobbying against needed financial reform," the SEIU website says. The march begins at 10:30 am.
The groups working together to break bank greed include several "community organizing groups," unions, non-profits, SEIU and immigration rights groups such as:
A New Way Forward, AFL-CIO, Action Now, Albany Park Neighborhood Council, Alliance to Develop Power (ADP), Americans for Fairness in Lending, Americans for Financial Reform, ARISE Chicago, Brighten Park Neighborhood Council, Central Illinois Organizing Project (CIOP), Center for Community Change (CCC), Change in Terms, Change to Win, Citizen Action, Chicago Coalition of the Homeless, Communities United for Action (CUFA), Community Voices Heard (CVH), Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO), Grassroots Collaborative, Green Party of Nevada, Fuerza Laboral/Power of Workers, Illinois Hunger Coalition, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Jobs with Justice, Gender Just Metanoia Centers, Inc., Michigan People's Action (MPA), MoveOn, National People's Action, Northside Action for Justice, Northside POWER, Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition, People Organized for West Side Renewal (POWER), PUSH Buffalo, Right to the City Alliance, Rights for All People (RAP), Roomdad Productions, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), SEIU Illinois State Council, SOUL, South Austin Coalition Community Council (SACCC), Sunflower Community Action, Syracuse United Neighbors (SUN), Teach Our Children (TOC), The Grassroots Collaborate, UE, UCLA Undergraduate Students Association, Workers United, and Working In Neighborhoods (WIN)