Vivian Sepulveda, 27, who works for Good Jobs L.A., the coalition that organized the event, was one of them. She said she pulled her money out of Bank of America because she feels the bank contributed to the foreclosure crisis by not helping struggling homeowners in her South L.A. neighborhood with loan modifications.
“If you walk around South Central, there’s a lot of empty houses, a lot of houses boarded up,” she said.
Walking out of Bank of America with 10 others who had also withdrawn their money felt good, she said.
“It was really exciting and liberating knowing that I had no business with them anymore.”