View the story "Marchers in Denver Demand Wells Fargo Pay Its Fair Share" on Storify] Marchers in Denver Demand Wells Fargo Pay Its Fair Share Nearly 3,000 people took to the streets of downtown Denver today to protest Wells Fargo's reckless behavior as America's biggest tax-dodging corporation.
Storified by SEIU · Tue, May 29 2012 13:19:49
Workers from around the country joined Coloradoans from all walks of life to march from the Colorado Convention Center to the Denver Wells Fargo bank's front steps. The march kicked off at 8 a.m. (MT), with a rally and flashmob dance following the march at Sherman Street between 17th and 18th streets.
Thousands marching in downtown Denver this morning to protest Wells Fargo's tax-dodging. #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/a2omKdvISEIU
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The May 29th march and rally in Denver is coming on the heels of protests around the country to make corporations more accountable to the communities where they do business, to create jobs and to pay their fair share of taxes.
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The protest is being organized by a coalition of 20 community, labor, environmental and faith groups groups, including locals 9 to 5 Colorado, the Colorado AFL-CIO, Colorado Fair Share, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Colorado WINS, the Denver Area Labor Federation, Interfaith Worker Justice Committee of Colorado, SEIU Colorado, Strong Colorado and Together Colorado. National organizations Jobs with Justice, Mi Familia Vota, MoveOn, Padres Y Jovenes Unidos, and Rights for All People are also part of the effort.
Executive Board members Helen Noel and Marie Marsh protesting Wells Fargo in Colorado. http://yfrog.com/gz6cywgj #winfor99SEIU Healthcare PA
PurpleGold march in Denver! http://pic.twitter.com/ZCZKGfLhkay shar
@studentlabor @USStudents @USAS et al are in Denver, CO with @SEIU marching to Wells Fargo corporate office #WinFor99Student Labor @ UCF
Ready to march! #winfor99 http://pic.twitter.com/lmkTySCpJason Butler
FTW! Global Solidarity. RT"@SEIU: Delegation from Japan in Denver #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/RRsoslkP"Jose Martinez-Diaz
Kicking the day off with thousands of #SEIU members protesting #WellsFargo! #winfor99jennidigital
Marching to the downtown @wellsfargo with #SEIU - pay your fair share, divest from #GEO #jailsfargo http://pic.twitter.com/G3yo5AswRights 4 All People
@USStudents VP Tiffany Loftin at the @SEIU convention! http://pic.twitter.com/JoByuFQTSLAP - Student Labor
At the SEIU Rally against Wells Fargo #win for 99%Jose Sandoval
Huge anti-Wells Fargo protest marching through downtown this morning. @ Downtown Denver http://instagr.am/p/LNwmxLpRG6/Erica Grossman
March, rally in downtown Denver this morningBy Jordan Steffen Denver police are monitoring Sherman Street between 17th and 18th avenues this morning during a protest at the Wells Fa...
Protestors everywhere in downtown Denver, something to do with Wells Fargo and banking! Guess I will not be going to visit them today!Brian Vaughn
Be careful driving through downtown Denver this morning -- massive protest at Wells Fargo Broadway and 17th.William Corvey
Why do working Americans have a problem with Wells Fargo? Well, for starters....
Wells Fargo paid 3.8% in taxes over last 4 yrs - far less than what nurses, firefighters, teachers pay - despite record profits #WinFor99SEIU
RT @BrotherAustin: Wells Fargo is a major bankroller of anti-immigrant attacks across the country #winfor99 http://instagr.am/p/LNtfH2to7o/32BJ SEIU
Protestors use signs and chants to spell out Wells Fargo's crimes against the 99 percent as they march. The crowd continues to gather supporters and grow in size as marchers get closer to the bank's Denver location.
RT @the99power: RT @SEIU: Protestors march to the beat of "we got 99 problems and the rich are one!" http://pic.twitter.com/IbFUwnA1 #WinFor99 #99PowerTogether Colorado
Big crowd for Colorado Fair Share Day march @COFairShare http://pic.twitter.com/j2ZkPGyfRyan Stauffer
Thousands march in Denver! #winfor99 http://pic.twitter.com/H4ikLSg5Jason Butler
#SEIUUHW #Denver #democracy #wearethe99percenthaileenquorismom
RT @OccupyWallStNYC: Thousands outside #WellsFargo in Denver taking on the 1% #OWS #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/o0hXdw14Marcia Gambino
"I pay more Taxes than #WellsFargo" #WinFor99 @ Wells Fargo Tower http://instagr.am/p/LNtqvnj9CK/Elon James White
Protect our families. It's justice time in Denver rallying with working class families for healthcare and jobs. http://pic.twitter.com/KvxeCjQYAreva Martin, Esq.
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#SEIUUHW #Denver #democracyhaileenquorismom
Uniting For Fairness! #winfor99 http://pic.twitter.com/fXEx2XKsSEIU105
SEIU March of Wells Fargo - Denver, Colorado, May 29, 2012the99power
The 99% uniting for a Fair Share for middle class families outside the Denver Wells Fargo bldg #copolitics http://pic.twitter.com/98wYAJeAColorado Fair Share
RT @elonjames: The @SEIU #Windies99 March on Wells Fargo http://instagr.am/p/LNrv9vD9BS/Andrew B.
"@SEIUenEspanol: "Si los empleados de limpieza pagan impuestos, que las corporaciones paguen también" #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/yzsoDCfs"SPT_SEIU_1996
As marchers draw nearer to Wells Fargo, Denver Councilmember Paul Lopez and Rev. Dawn Riley Duval address the crowd on Sherman Street about the importance of Tuesday's action for the "99% Agenda." Because although Wells Fargo has been the subject of protests across the country, Rev. Duval notes that "[t]his is not just rally in one city, at one bank. This is part of something larger, about an angry middle class that's fed up with the wealthiest 1% not paying their fair share or doing their part to make our economy strong."
Rev. Dawn Riley Duvall welcomes SEIU to Denver at the Wells Fargo protest.SEIU
Check out a short video clip of the march from @LatinoRebels, as well as a fantastic aerial shot of the march courtesy of @ChristinaHupp.
From today's #winfor99 march against Wells Fargo in denverLatinoRebels
Denver janitor and SEIU member Pedro Castillo leads the crowd to the Wells Fargo building to deliver an open letter, demanding that the company step up and do the right thing.
RT @SEIU After three inspiring speakers, marchers now moving toward @WellsFargo to deliver open letter #WinFor99 @NBLcampaignTogether Colorado
RT @SEIU: Marchers chant "we are the 99%", demand @WellsFargo pay its fair share in taxes #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/625vbTkmSEIU 1199NE
Marchers arrive outside of Denver's Wells Fargo to make their voices heard.
March is protesting in front of Wells fargo http://pic.twitter.com/MCsBSX1zCO Prog. Coalition
Just posted a photo @ Wells Fargo Tower http://instagr.am/p/LNwDwYD9DC/Elon James White
Surrounding Wells Fargo http://yfrog.com/kg9wkjnij #winfor99Matt Richards
More than 1,000 protesters in #Denver are demanding the wealthiest 1% pay "their fair share" of taxes: http://dpo.st/JMb4aJThe Denver Post
We have one message for Wells Fargo!!!!Pay your fair share!!!!!A_Hustle
RT @latinorebels: It is amazing to see so many brown faces taking charge today's #winfor99 march in Denver. ¡Sí se puede!ashindi
Street shutdown in front #WellsFargo... #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/SXw1ixeUElon James White
Marchers arriving at @WellsFargo, chanting "shame on you!" #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/s2M9uPxrSEIU
Marchers arrive at Wells Fargo! http://twitpic.com/9qnb2o #winfor99 #99powerAustin Thompson
SEIU March of Wells Fargo - Denver, Colorado, May 29, 2012the99power
RT @thejval: Check out @CADWalk2012 & @jvr07 at the SEIU rally against #wellsfargo in #denver #happe @ Wells Fargo Bank http://instagr.am/p/LNwxe-iKgL/Fernanda Marroquin
Just below my office--> RT @elonjames: Just posted a photo @ Wells Fargo Tower http://po.st/iN53JL/Torrell Thomas
99% x3! #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/50X16QpXErik Moe
Outside the bank, hundreds of protestors opt for a change in pace....and break out into a flash mob to creatively echo the call for the banking giant to do the right thing.
Hundreds dancing in the streets outside Wells Fargo in Denver! http://twitpic.com/9qne4c #winfor99 #99powerAustin Thompson
RT @rickostfu: RT @SEIU: Protestors dance to call on @WellsFargo to pay its fair share in taxes #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/EsXunm1C #tcot #tlotOccupyVeterans
LOL. #OccupyDenver protesters blaring "Tonight's Gonna Be A Good Night" from loudspeakers outside Wells Fargo. #FergieIsThe99Percent #OrNotBrendan Loy
FLASHMOB!!!! #SEIUMillennials #WinFor99 http://twitpic.com/9qnf4uJenni
Demonstrators break out in song and dance in front of @WellsFargo #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/VdgUlQffSEIU
Somos el 99% #winfor99 @seiu http://instagr.am/p/LNxYTcIae-/L. Joy Williams
Coalition of community, labor, environmental, faith groups had a great time dancing for justice! #WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/teg0Dqt0SEIU
SEIU members and partners returning to SEIU convention after march on @WellsFargo @WinFor99 http://pic.twitter.com/hsw7XVaiSEIU
Wells Fargo protestors + #winfor99 flashmob make their way back to the Colorado Convention Center after the rally.SEIU
The Wells Fargo march and rally may be over, but there's much more to come at the 2012 SEIU Convention in Denver, Colorado!
Stay tuned to @SEIU on Twitter and follow hashtag #WinFor99. You'll also see convention updates and member stories at the SEIU Blog here.