Why this is important (transfer money day):
Occupy Oakland has voted to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo Bank — just days after Occupy protesters shattered windows of one of the bank’s downtown Oakland branches during the group’s attempt to stage a general strike in the embattled East Bay city.
Some members of the assembly, during the meeting, raised concerns about using Wells Fargo for the group’s bank.
“I understand that people aren’t comfortable with that, but this is a time sensitive issue,” one of the leaders of the general assembly stated, according to the minutes.
Occupy Oakland has pilloried Chase Bank, Citibank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank and other major American financial companies for triggering some of the nation’s economic ailments.
“It takes time to transfer funds to a credit union,” one of the general assembly members stated, according to the minutes posted on the website. “We need to help people in jail now.”
Here’s the actual vote: