"Nearly a week ago, Arianna Huffington and Rob Johnson launched the Move Your Money campaign urging Americans to send a message to big, bailed-out national banks by joining smaller, more stable community banks. Huffington Post readers responded almost immediately."
I plan on moving my $$$ soon from an unnamed corporate bank to MECU (Maryland Employee's Credit Union.)
I don't want to write too much about the recent financial crisis here, since that is something way more than I can handle after a full day at work.
But I do want to go beyond the recent slew of local-foodie posts to talk about another way that a change in your daily life can affect politics.
Here at BaltimoreDIY, I no longer believe that writing letters to our congresspeople is the solution to any political problem. I don't want to complain to my neighbors and friends about bank bailouts while doing nothing.
I'd rather just support my local bank.