NYers Protest in National Day of Action against Corporate Greed & ALEC

MEDIA ADVISORY February 29, 2012

Contacts: Occupy Wall Street, 347-292-1444, press@occupywallst.org
Day long actions: Mark Bray, 201-820-8230
Pfizer action only: Katie Robbins, Robbins.L.Katie@gmail.com, 330-618-6379

Actions at BofA, Koch Industries + Pfizer Award for “Excellence in Profiteering”

   Today concerned citizens, students, and occupiers in over seventy cities across the nation, including Occupy Wall Street (NYC), are standing up to the corporations and legislators involved in American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The main targets in New York City are Bank of America, Pfizer, and Koch Industries. The biggest corporations in America, including ExxonMobil, Bank of America, BP, Monsanto, Pfizer, and Wal-Mart use ALEC to buy off legislators and craft legislation that puts corporate profit over the well-being of ordinary people.


When/Where:
  All actions today, February 29, 2012

9 AM Street theater action at the Koch Industries building, starting at Pulitzer Fountain in Grand Army Plaza – 5th Ave, W 58 St. to W 59 St.

10 AM-11 AM Bank of America actions in Bryant Park – 42nd St. and 5th Ave.

Also at 10 AM:  Protest against Pfizer’s profiteering and support for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), awarding Pfizer for “Excellence in Profiteering.” Assemble at 1st Ave and 42nd St (Robert Moses Playground); 10:15-11 AM: Action outside Pfizer at235 East 42nd St between 2nd & 3rd Ave. This action organized by Healthcare for the 99%, an official working group of OWS; Billionaires for Wealthcare (prev. Billionaires for Bush). Visuals: Doctors and nurses in white coats with patients.

12 PM Roving Bank of America actions, ending at the Bank of America Tower – 1 Bryant Park 42nd St. between 6th and 7th Avenues

Occupy Wall Street is part of an international people powered movement fighting for economic justice in the face of neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, and a government controlled by monied interests. #OWS is the 99% organizing to end the tyranny of the 1%. 
For more info www.occupywallst.org and nycga.net

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