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Today is National Move Your Money Day and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is excited to share some big news with you: we launched a first-of-its-kind online tool to help consumers find good-guy banks. It's called Banxodus!

Have you wanted to move your money out of your giant Wall Street bank in the past only to find it difficult to find a "good guy" bank in your area? Thanks to thousands of volunteers, Banxodus is here to help you find the right bank or credit union for you.

Click here to check out Banxodus.

Then share on Facebook by clicking here!

The New York Times reported back in Thursday:

"A site going online...aims to use crowdsourcing to provide more detailed information about both credit unions and community banks. Banxodus, an effort by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, says it has more than 7,500 institutions in its database, which was created with the help of a few thousand volunteer researchers."

Please consider helping us make the crowdsourced information even better by calling local banks, asking them some key questions, and inputting the results.

We make it easy -- giving you the phone numbers of banks in your area and the exact questions to ask. These include whether the banks took bailout money, whether they hold their own local mortgages, what kind of fees they have, and other important factors.

Every bank you call will help thousands of others to hold Wall Street accountable and move their money.

Click here to use our new Banxodus tool to find a good-guy bank near you -- or help crowdsource intel about banks. Then share Banxodus on Facebook by clicking here.

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  •  Impressive...and a great resource. (1+ / 0-)
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    tonyahky

    You should provide this link to the "move your money" diaries today.

    Wonders are many, but none so wonderful as man.

    by Morgan Sandlin on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 07:38:04 AM PDT

  •  Went on your new site and am going to try to help (3+ / 0-)
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    Cedwyn, Gooserock, victoria2dc

    fill in info.
    I already set up an account at a credit union and I'm going with my daughters to set up accounts for them today. But I did this before your website went up so I didn't ask all the right questions. In any case, I'm going to stick with this credit union for now since it's incredibly convenient, and the manager was lovely to me. But I'll ask your questions today and fill it in on line.

    I was encouraged when this popped up on my new credit union's website:

    Obviously this credit union is enjoying the idea of Move Your Money.
    However, we have to wait to move our money out of Citibank until we have our new ATM cards & checks -- so we'll do it on a Move Your Money Monday (probably Nov 14).  I'm excited because my daughter found out from Occupy DC that they are having two Move Your Money events today, but that also they talked about Move Your Money Mondays:
    http://www.pleaseclosemyaccount.com/...
    and this diary:
    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    If, in our efforts to win, we become as dishonest as our opponents on the right, we don't deserve to triumph.

    by Tamar on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 08:02:51 AM PDT

  •  In Progress! Custom Checks On Order, PayPal (1+ / 0-)
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    victoria2dc

    deposits are working and confirmed, physical check deposits working and verified, online CU banking up and running, credit cards approved and in the pipeline.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 08:24:08 AM PDT

  •  I don't like it (0+ / 0-)

    It's operated by a "PAC"? I'd like to know who actually owns and runs this site. Sorry to be suspicious.

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    by deerskie on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 08:52:10 AM PDT

    •  It's all really obvious (0+ / 0-)

      Banxodus is run by this PAC. BoldProgressives.org aka the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

      You know, the people who wrote this blog post.

      PCCC is obviously a group you can trust. They're by the netroots for the netroots. They were the ones leading the charge to save the public option. Good people.

  •  excellent! However... (2+ / 0-)
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    victoria2dc, Cedwyn

    some of us already have awesome community banks, and the problem with the site is that to check to see if your bank is among the good guys, you have to fill in your information as if you're unhappy withy our bank, and want to make a change. There should be another portal for people who want to share their bank information.

    Life is a shipwreck. But we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. — Voltaire

    by agrenadier on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 08:52:52 AM PDT

  •  good grief. : ( (3+ / 0-)
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    marykk, Cedwyn, enhydra lutris

    I went on the site, and signed up, and it lists big banks in my area where you'd NEVER want to park your money. And my bank isn't listed at all. Oh, well. It's really a great idea, though; the execution is another matter.  

    Life is a shipwreck. But we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. — Voltaire

    by agrenadier on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 08:56:17 AM PDT

  •  okay; I went in and added my bank. (2+ / 0-)
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    marykk, Cedwyn

    Hopefully, they'll remove the Evil Empire banks from the list while they'e at it.

    Life is a shipwreck. But we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. — Voltaire

    by agrenadier on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 09:02:39 AM PDT

  •  I'm moving my money.... (3+ / 0-)
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    victoria2dc, Cedwyn, terabytes

    finally.  So long Chase. Or as they say, hasta la vista baby :-)

    Went yesterday to open the new accounts, and as soon as our direct deposits start hitting the new bank, I will very happily walk into Chase to close those.  

  •  What makes it a "good guy bank?" (1+ / 0-)
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    Cedwyn

    What criteria makes a bank a "good guy" bank?

    There are many entrees in my area, but I wasn't aware that Sovereign Bank or Citizens Bank were considered "good". The tool itself doesn't provide any information why.

  •  a good bank. (0+ / 0-)

    To me, good banks, like my community bank, are known in the community for lots of things: supporting community initiatives, making loans to businesses and homeowners, being visible members of the community, have an open-door policy if you want to talk, free checking, free ATM use, things like that.
    My bank has been owned by a long line of characters since before the Civil War; the Burke family. The most famous one, Taylor, had a parrot that he carried on his shoulder. The parrot knew the daily interest rate, and would repeat it to customers. The banker once testified on Capitol Hill during the S&L crisis -- with the parrot on his shoulder.
    I can't imagine banking with any other bank, even though we have all the big, nasty players here, along with some great credit unions.

    Life is a shipwreck. But we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. — Voltaire

    by agrenadier on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 03:59:03 PM PDT

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