If we ever needed evidence that we are not alone in our fight to pay our bills and, furthermore, to struggle through the everyday maze that it is to move through our world of injustice, we certainly got that reassurance on Bank Transfer Day.
Yesterday thousands of people in the Seattle area (and across the US) switched from large US banks to their local credit union or bank. (Seattle Times)
This is awesome.
This is the power we have to reshape our world!
This is where it starts – for the 99% of people and the 100% of animals too. Everyday the tragedy of factory farming, pet homelessness and cruelty are among us. At times our footsteps feel small, and traction is fleeting.
But Bank Transfer Day wasn’t just about money — as you already know. It was about the power to change our destiny by walking away from injustice and participating in the alternatives.
If the 99% walked away from pet stores selling animals, there would be no more puppy and kitten mills. If the 99% walked away from commercial meat sales, there would be no more factory farming. If the 99%, banned exotic animal sales, there would be no more wild animal trade.
But it is no longer an “if” we walked away, because we “are” walking away.
You have the choice, and Bank Transfer Day showed how much that choice matters.