THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO TO A BANK, IS THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOU. [Feb 20]

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via PIMC:

Join us February 20, 2012, from 5-7pm for the first ‘No Thank You’ party. With our friends, families, and neighbors, we’ll gather together to write ‘No Thank You Notes’ to the credit card companies and mail back the postage-paid envelopes. This is a simple and effective direct action by which we will communicate our disapproval about the banking culture and lending practices that caused the economic collapse. On February 20, 2012, we’ll be hosting our first ‘No Thank You’ party. With our friends, families, and neighbors, we’ll gather together to write ‘No Thank You Notes’ to the credit card companies and mail back the postage-paid envelopes. As citizens and consumers, this is a simple and direct way to express our opinions to the international corporations that caused the collapse of the world economy.

ACTION: ‘NO THANK YOU NOTES PARTY’

LOCATION: Cellar Door Coffee
2001 SE 11th Ave
http://www.cellardoorcoffee.com/

DATE: Monday, Feb. 20 – President’s Day
TIME: 5-7PM

WHAT TO BRING: Postage-paid envelopes from credit card offers.

On February 20, 2012, from 5-7pm at we’ll be hosting our first ‘No Thank You’ party. With our friends, families, and neighbors, we’ll gather together to write ‘No Thank You Notes’ to the credit card companies and mail back the postage-paid envelopes. As citizens and consumers, this is a simple and direct way to express our opinions to the international corporations that caused the collapse of the world economy.

In addition to sending a message to the credit card companies, the ‘No Thank You’ party is a fun way to meet up and talk about our local economy, our ideas for a better economic system, and strategies for regaining and maintaining financial health.

The ‘No Thank You Notes’ serve many purposes. They are a rejection of predatory lending practices by international corporations. They are seen and read by postal carriers, bank employees and mail-room workers, offering new messages about ‘easy’ credit. The ‘No Thank You Notes’ are also notes to ourselves, reminding us that a fair economic system is possible.

We say ‘No Thank You’ to credit card offers. The credit card companies flood our mailboxes with offers of ‘easy’ credit, encouraging us to take on more debt while their profits soar. The corporations that profit from consumer debt are the same corporations that are responsible for the global economic crisis. We choose to reject these offers of ‘easy’ credit and take personal responsibility for our own financial health.

Some suggested ‘NO THANK YOU NOTES’ are:
Don’t Seek Pre-Approval from Others
Think Before You Use a Card
No Thanks, I Know How You Treat Customers
You Can’t Con an Honest American
No Thanks, I’ll Save my Money
Spend Time, Not Money.
No Thanks, I Read the Fine Print
Don’t Be a Pre-Approved Victim
I’m Not Buying It!
I Don’t Accept Cheap Offers
Cash is Better than Cards
Financial Reform Begins at Home
Credit Cards Can’t Buy Me Love
Give Credit Where Credit is Due
Live Simple, Live Free
Really? This is a Fair Deal?
Usury!
Buy Local, Bank Local
When You go to Work, Don’t Leave Your Values at Home.
Financial Health is Freedom.

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