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November 2nd, 2011
05:36 AM ET

Talk Back: Could the Occupy movement take a cue from Bank of America crusader Molly Katchpole?

From CNN's Carol Costello:

Three weeks ago, activist Molly Katchpole organized an online petition, which has gathered over 300,000 signatures, telling Bank of America to reverse their decision to charge its customers $5 a month to use their debit cards.

Katchpole's efforts to shame the bank into eliminating the fee proved successful yesterday when Bank of America announced that they were abandoning the fee. By strategizing and executing a specific plan, Katchpole evoked change in less than a month from one of the largest banks in the nation.

When it comes to Occupy Wall Street, another movement concerned with the activity of big banks, many have criticized the occupiers for not having a single mission statement or one way to protest.

Talk Back: Could the Occupy movement take a cue from Bank of America crusader Molly Katchpole?

Let us know what you think. Your response may be read on this morning's broadcast.


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  1. Robert Sharpe

    Absolutely! Focus the energy and attention on the abusers. Move money from big banks to small locals. The 'too big' were saved and are letting avg people drown in debt and upside down mortgages!

    November 2, 2011 at 7:40 am |
  2. Shawnathan

    I agree with both (Occupy Wall Street & Molly Katchpole) but the complexity and the depth of Occupy Wall Street Movement seeks reconstitution of "the system" not a "singular" item. I personally want the "Occupy Movement" to have a recall referendum or representative recall across the nation but they've not found alternatives, yet? I want Glass–Steagall, a Second Bill of Rights (The Economic Bill of Rights), National Health Care, Elizabeth Warren as Vice-President and others want a cool breeze in purgatory.

    November 2, 2011 at 6:49 am |