Money is power. If every occupier with a bank account, in nearly 100 occupied US cities, would pull their money out of the big banks, it would be a thousands-strong help to switch the power base to We the People. Please do this TODAY, in this moment of big changes we are witnessing in the Occupy Wall Street protests.
It's not as hard as you think to boycott the big banks. First of all, it benefits YOU. As a credit union member, YOU and the other members OWN your financial institution. Credit unions invest locally; they mostly have several branches or outlets around your area; they often have free checking accounts and savings accounts. Fees are non-existent, or much less than at the Big Banks.
There will be a few ways you will need to do things a little differently. For instance, if you have checks to deposit, say if you are a small business owner, you could bank by mail. I did that when I owned my business, a piano teaching studio from which I am now retired. If you need cash, you could use an ATM (don't know how the fees work b/c I have never used one), OR go to almost any grocery or supermarket, or Rite Aid, buy a candy bar or a magazine, etc., and use your debit card to get some cash. I seldom use Rite Aid or a major grocery -- I just use them to get my cash on demand.
I have been into my credit union in person, which is Unitus Community Credit Union, more than twice in maybe 10 years.