ACRE
Action Center on Race and the Economy

Forgo Wells

Holding Wells Fargo Accountable

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CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR WELLS FARGO PETITION.

For years, Wells Fargo workers at the Committee for Better Banks have been sounding the alarm over the bank's predatory business model and unreasonable sales goals, which force workers to cheat customers in order to keep their jobs. This pushed workers to open more than two million fraudulent accounts. But committing “two million felonies” is just the tip of the iceberg. Wells Fargo has been preying on communities across America for years, especially communities of color. Whether it's engaging in discriminatory lending, profiting from private prisons and immigrant detention centers, funding payday lenders, financing the Dakota Access Pipeline, supporting police foundations, or selling predatory municipal finance deals to our cities, states, and school districts, Wells Fargo's business is built on stripping wealth from our communities. We're fighting back.

SIGN UP AND GET INVOLVED!

 

 

4/25 National Day of Action

CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THE #FORGOWELLS NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR WELLS FARGO PETITION.

Wells Fargo is having its annual shareholder meeting on April 25th at the Sawgrass Marriott, a golf resort on an island off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. Since community leaders shut down its shareholder meeting in 2012, the bank has gone to great lengths to hold its shareholder meeting in obscure, faraway places so that its executives can hide from the families whose lives they destroy year in and year out. We want to send a clear message to CEO Timothy Sloan and other Wells Fargo executives: You can run, but you can't hide. We will find you wherever you are and force you to come face to face with the lives you have wrecked. We're calling for a national day of action against Wells Fargo on April 25th.

SIGN UP TO DO AN ACTION! Grab five friends and head to a Wells Fargo branch near you to deliver the Forgo Wells petition on April 25th. 

DOWNLOAD THE WELLS FARGO ACTION TOOLKIT HERE.

 

Dear Wells Fargo...

Please join us in on calling on Wells Fargo to take steps to start to repair the damage it has done to communities across the United States and around the world by signing onto our Dear Wells Fargo letter, below.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE LETTER as an individual.

If your organization would like to sign onto this letter, please fill out this form.

 

 

#ForgoWells City Council Resolution

Moving our public dollars out of Wells Fargo

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If Wells Fargo admits to cheating its customers, then there is no reason why any city in the country should do business with the bank. A growing number of cities and states are standing up and refusing to do business with Wells Fargo in the wake of the scandal. Join the movement and demand that your elected officials pass the #ForgoWells Resolution and stop doing business with Wells Fargo.

Click here to download the #ForgoWells City Council Resolution. The resolution can easily be adapted for state legislatures, county commissions, school boards, and other public bodies. You should tailor the whereas and resolved clauses to the issues and actions that make the most sense for your locality.

Click here to download our fact sheet about moving government business out of a bank. This document can help you evaluate which demands might make the most sense for your campaign.