Awesome: Wisconsin Firefighters Shut Down Bank That Funded Walker
By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd
Everybody knows the GOP’s biggest weakness is money, so why not hit ’em in the sweet spot?
That’s what many amazing Wisconsin firefighters did yesterday when they collectively began withdrawing their funds from Madison’s M&I Bank — whose executives and board members were among the highest donors to Governor Scott Walker’s campaign.
Heeding a call by Firefighters Local 311 President Joe Conway to ‘Move your money,’ union members withdrew over $100,000 from the bank, with some reports stating that number is as high as $192,000. Either way, it was a hefty enough chunk of change that M&I shut its doors and closed for the day at 3PM.