Des Moines, Iowa — Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) members will run a half-page “Wanted” advertisement in Monday’s Des Moines Register blasting Wells Fargo for profiting at the expense of everyday people and hardworking families in our communities across the country.
The ad will run Monday, one day prior to a Wells Fargo shareholders’ meeting in San Francisco, California that is expected to draw thousands of protesters.
The text of the ad reads “Wanted: Wells Fargo, for profiting at the expense of our communities. This spring, the 99% is taking back our economy. Tomorrow, hundreds will confront Wells Fargo at their shareholders’ meeting. Iowa CCI challenges Wells Fargo on tax dodging, home foreclosures, predatory lending, private prison profiteering, financing payday loans and factory farms, political contributions, bank bailouts, record profits, and CEO bonuses.”
A version of the 10”x10” ad may be viewed by clicking here.
Iowa CCI members and their national partners in the 99% Spring coalition – including National People’s Action and the New Bottom Line – demand one hour of time on Tuesday’s shareholders meeting agenda to lay out their demands to Wells Fargo’s shareholders.
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is a group of everyday people who talk, act and get things done on issues that matter most. With thousands of members from all walks of life — urban and rural, black and white, immigrants and lifelong Iowans — CCI has been tackling tough issues and getting things done for more than 35 years.