Band Of Rebels Takes Message to Suburbs
Band of Rebels took their attention to the suburbs on the first day of spring. The location was the Bank of America branch in Fairport NY. As is the case everywhere else, Bank of America has engaged in foreclosures and possible other fraudulent practices in Fairport.
The event was organized by Lilita Lassen-Ward, who declined to be video taped. She had heard mostly from alternative media sources like this one, that Bank of America was not paying taxes. So she decided to show up at the bank and cancel her credit card, preferring to take her business to a credit union. She questioned first a teller and then various levels of management about the bank's payment of taxes. First she was told the information was private, then was told that the person she was speaking to did not have it. After getting references to several phone numbers and email addresses of various bank management personnel, the question was never satisfactorily answered.
After canceling her Bank of America credit card she was told by the neighboring Fairport Credit Union that they did not offer credit cards and was referred to another credit union in Penfield that did. While trying to locate that credit union she entered an office of Chase Bank with her sign to ask for directions. To her surprise, they gave them to her. This speaks volumes to how much these large commercial banks care about small depositors or card holders. Their fees say a lot more.
Band of Rebels plans to be taking its message to other suburban locations as well, most likely on one Wednesday a month so as not to conflict with actions in the city of Rochester on Mondays. Look for future actions in Perinton, Penfield, Pittsford and Webster. Come join the Band of Rebels you don't have to be a retiree or be over a certain age. All you need is a desire for fairness and economic justice.