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Move your Money Day, Sat. Nov. 5 in Portland

Please join us at Terry Shrunk Plaza at 9:30 a.m. to open an account in a truly local bank or local credit union. These establishments are ready and waiting for those opening new accounts, with refreshments.
Did you know that two-thirds of private bank deposits in the state of Oregon are held by just five Wall Street banks?

That's why the "Move Your Money" campaign is more important than ever.

If you are you still banking with the "too big to fail" banks that crashed our economy, it's time to bring your money home and start banking local.  http://oregonbankslocal.org/

Join us on "Bank Transfer Day" - Saturday, November 5th at 9:30am at Terry Schrunk Plaza (map) for an "Account Opening Action"

When it comes to moving your money, finding a truly local bank can be hard because so many banks and credit unions use slick marketing campaigns to makes themselves "look local".

However, we've done the research and we've built an online resource called Oregon Banks Local [1] to find out how "local" the banks and credit unions in your neighborhood truly are.

Once you've found a new bank or credit union, join us on Saturday at 9am at Terry Schrunk Plaza (map).

The more people that begin to invest locally here in Oregon, the more of an impact we make on rebuilding Main Street Oregon. Let's start by banking with truly local banks and credits unions.

Thanks for all you do,

Steve Hughes, Working Families Organization

1. The Oregonian: Advocates launch Oregon Banks Local, a website that rates banks & credit unions.
 link to www.oregonlive.com

Local banks/credit unions open Saturday 04.Nov.2011 12:25

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According to the OregonBanksLocal website, some of the local banks and credit unions are going to open their doors on Saturday to accommodate account transfers. Call to check first, though. Albina Community Bank, which received a high rating (7) on the website's ranking system, will be open Saturday.