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Yes He Can? Bank Settlement Rally today at Bank of America in Newtown, PA Bucks County

All over the country Moveon.org had councils running rallies today (January 19, 2012) to show President Obama how seriously we take the Banking/Mortgage Crisis!

We ended up with 43 wonderfully dedicated supporters at the Rally in Bucks County.  It was cold, but exciting!










This is the message that was delivered to the Philadelphia office of the Obama campaign office about the Pennsylvania signers to the online Petition-

Dear President Obama,
More than 13600 Pennsylvania residents and 358,477 people nationwide have signed a petition that says: “President
Obama: Hold Wall Street banks accountable by fully investigating the big bank fraud that caused the housing
We’re delivering these signatures today to urge you, President Obama, to stand up for the millions of Americans
hurt by Wall Street greed.
We’re counting on you.
Pennsylvania MoveOn members

We had petitions for people to sign at the event as well, and 23 attendees signed.

The camera got a big wild on this one, but you can see most of the people there, and great messages from Robin Stelly and Bob Mason!

Lynda Mintz talking about Foreclosures and the viewing party January 24 for the State of the Union

Robin Stelly submitted this great overview to the papers after the event!
Penn Action
Press Release For:      
Thursday, January 19, 2012         

Contact: Robin Stelly, c: 203.216.9719, e: rstelly@pennaction.org

Local Residents Hold Protest at Bank of America; Mark Anniversary of Citizens United Decision and Demand President Obama Stand Up to the Big Banks and Order a Federal Investigation

On Thursday, January 19, over 40 supporters of Penn Action and MoveOn.org rallied at the Bank of America in Newtown, PA to mark the one year anniversary of the Citizens United decision and demand that President Obama hold the big banks accountable for the foreclosure crisis by ordering a federal investigation opposing a sweetheart deal that would give them immunity from investigation.

Dozens of Bucks County residents held signs reminding passers by that “Corporations are Not People,” asking for the end of “Corporate Welfare” and demanding an investigation of the financial sector’s role in the country’s foreclosure crisis.  “Corporations are not people.  Corporations have used their status as people to use the amendments from the Bill of Rights to pursue their own selfish interests and this has got to stop,” said Bob Mason of Levittown.  The event was part of a national day of action called “Yes He Can” taking place across the country at Obama for America (OFA) campaign offices in all 50 states and at local offices of some of the biggest banks. Participants called on President Obama to stand strong with the 99% and make sure the big banks are held accountable.

Sally Witt, coordinator of the Bucks County Move On council shared her personal story of foreclosure.  “Foreclosure, like losing your job, has an emotional impact as well as an economic one.  It’s not easy to get over.”

“Millions of American jobs and homes have been lost, but the president has yet to hold the banks accountable for the fraudulent foreclosure practices that nearly torpedoed the economy,” said Robin Stelly, organizer with Penn Action. “President Obama has the power to order a federal investigation and start the year with a real win for the 99% movement. It’s far past time to hold the big banks responsible for the havoc they wreaked on homeowners and the economy.  The one year anniversary of Citizens United decision, which allows corporations like Bank of America to pour unlimited resources into federal elections, is the perfect time to raise these issues again.”
The rally comes after the State Attorneys General have temporarily blocked a sweetheart deal that would have given broad immunity to the banks for their role in the housing crisis.  The president now has the power to decide whether or not to move forward with a full federal investigation that would finally hold the banks accountable.


Our groups work together to bring awareness and progressive change for Bucks County!

Moveon.org Bucks County Council – Joan King and Sally Witt


Penn Action – Robin Stelly


BuxMont CFPA – Cathy Leary, Bill Deckert


National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare – Pedro A. Rodriguez


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry

  1. January 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

    You’re doing a great job Sally 🙂

  2. January 21, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Thank you for being part of the action to investigate banks. It’s so important we let it be known letting white collar criminals off the hook is not OK. We are a capitalist culture but not a criminal one. Thanks for standing up.

  3. January 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    very good work, it will favors you in great way.

  4. January 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Good Work Sally!

  5. January 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Well done Sally

  1. January 21, 2012 at 2:35 am

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