Last night, Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Charlotte graciously hosted a panel discussion on “Communities and Coal.” We were lucky to hear from panelists from communities impacted by coal in Appalachia and the Pacific Northwest, as well as from experts on the health consequences of climate change and the growing impacts of coal on communities in India.
As the largest financier of the US coal industry, Bank of America should be called the "Bank of Coal". So we decided to rename it, whether the bank likes it or not.
And what better place to do that than at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, which stands as a giant symbol of everything wrong with BofA's banking practices? On May 2, a week before BofA's annual shareholder meeting is to be held here in Charlotte, five activists scaled Bank of America Stadium and dropped a 70' x 25' banner reading "Bank of Coal".
We need you to stand with these activists.