City Desk: Tonight: Anti-Banker Caroling!

Tonight’s protest at Bank of America in Washington – and others planned around the country – were the subject of this article in the Washington City Paper.  Here’s an excerpt:

The anti-fat-cat carols were the brainchild of Denise Bowyer, 53, an insurance exec from Mount Pleasant. “This is the week that all the banks are announcing their big bonuses for their top earners, ” she explains. “They’ve taken all this money…and we wanted to come up with a creative way to catch people’s attention.”

So she sat down with the carols and “started to tinker.” Some of the rewrites are more faithful than others. Take the “Seven Days of Fleecemas.” Says Bowyer, “I thought 12 might be too long. I couldn’t come up with 12 verses that rhyme.” Close enough!

If you’re not in D.C. this evening, you may still be in luck. The group is affiliated with Americans for Financial Reform, and Bowyer says she’s sent the lyrics out to dozens of other groups across the country. Tonight, rallies are planned in cities including Chicago, Denver, Richmond, San Francisco, and more.