Wells Fargo: Change.org

Petitioning Mayor Jim Kenney & Philadelphia City Council

Remove Philadelphia Public Money From Wells Fargo

Petition by Larry Swetman
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wells Fargo has proven itself over and over to be in the business of criminally short term profit for their boardroom and shareholders instead of the long term health of our communities. They stole $330 million from our school district which caused 27 school to close, have been indicted by the Federal government for racist predatory lending in African-American communities, repossessed vehicles from veterans, fund private prison companies that sell the freedom of our children to the justice system for profit, and still reward their executives with $100 million dollar golden parachutes instead of making our victimized communities whole.

We, the citizens of Philadelphia, have had enough of this corporate giant criminally sucking the life out of our communities for their own profit and we demand that Mayor Jim Kenney and the Philadelphia City Council take the city’s money out of Wells Fargo.

They have broken the law over and over again and it’s their turn to pay.



A Better Balance

Dear Friend,
We’ve been fighting for change in the City of Florence, Kentucky for more than two years and yesterday a groundbreaking agreement was announced between the United States Department of Justice and the City. Our clients — two police officers, Officer Lyndi Trischler and Officer Samantha Riley — faced pregnancy discrimination due to an illegal policy.
Help us to share their powerful story, featured in today’s The New York Times.
This agreement means that our clients have won and the City of Florence will overhaul its policy to ensure that future pregnant workers have access to accommodations they need to stay healthy and on the job.

Officer Trischler with her daughter

Officer Riley (left) with her wife and son
“This has been a long and difficult process for me, but I am gratified to see that the City will have to change its ways so that what happened to me never happens to anyone else,” Officer Trischler said.  “No officer — in Florence or anywhere in the country — should have to endure the stress and pain I endured simply for getting pregnant.”
“It feels great to be compensated for our losses,” Officer Riley said. “And this came right in the nick of time — we’re currently expecting our second child.”
This victory extends beyond Kentucky — municipalities and employers across the country will now know that the Department of Justice takes pregnancy discrimination seriously and they cannot get away with treating pregnant workers like second-class citizens. This is the first pregnancy discrimination Department of Justice (DOJ) case since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Young v. UPS. It’s also the first DOJ lawsuit challenging “no restrictions” policies. It is truly a landmark victory for pregnant women nationwide. Read our statement here.
Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to fight to ensure no pregnant worker in America has to choose between her job and a health pregnancy.
With gratitude,
Dina and Sherry