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America is fed up and starting to make some noise about it.  The rise of the Tea Party was about politics, this new 99% movement is about greed.

Thursday, I got an email about ABC News’ followed up on a story about the more than 150,000 people who signed Molly Katchpole’s (change.org) petition against Bank of America’s new $5 monthly fee to use a debit card.

The network tracked down CEO, Brian Moynihan, and forced him to respond to the petition.

The CEO was flustered and couldn’t give a coherent explanation — an embarrassing moment on national TV for the big bank (and the second night in a row that Molly’s petition was a featured story on the newscast).

Bank of America is feeling the pressure from consumers.  The hope is that as more people speak out, Bank of America will be forced to cancel its new fee — and other banks will be too scared to create their own new fees.

Add your name to Molly’s petition demanding Bank of America cancel its new $5 debit card fee.

While you’re signing, check out the amazing video from ABC News. It’s inspiring to see one person’s petition can make a bank CEO squirm on TV! Watch it here:


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Last Thursday, three years after Mayor Will Wynn stated, We’re going to lead by example1 referring to adoption of the City’s Climate Protection Plan, Jake Stewart, former manager of Austin’s Climate Protection Program who left the program in dissatisfaction, stood before City Council to present a successful citizen petition drive.

The ongoing petition’s objective is to let Austin’s leaders know there are numerous citizens who appreciate and support the City’s hard work on climate issues, and who believe in working together to achieve as much as possible.

Jake was complimentary to those present, thanking 2007’s council for its initiative and challenging today’s council to recognize climate leadership can be leveraged to create economic stimulus for the whole community. Jake urged today’s leaders to renew council’s 2007 commitment to being the leading the city in the nation” in climate protection and continue moving forward.

See the petition (and sign!)

1. Austin’s city council adopted its climate protection plan March 2007


By promoting cleaner energy, cleaner government, and cleaner air for all Texans, we hope to provide for a healthy place to live and prosper. We are Public Citizen Texas.

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