DETROIT (WWJ) – A grassroots protest movement that started in the United Kingdom is spreading to Michigan with a worldwide rally scheduled for Saturday.
WWJ’s Jayne Bower talked with the Taylor stay-at-home-mom who is spearheading the effort .READ MORE: First Monkeypox Case Confirmed In Michigan: How To Keep Your Family Safe
Wednesday Thompson says the movement to hold banks and corporations accountable for the same taxes that ordinary citizens pay caught her attention after years of seeing her world collapse.
“I”ve got friends who have lost their homes, I’ve got friends who have been out of work for more than six months more than a year in some cases, everybody I know is having hard times,” says Thompson.READ MORE: Officials Lift Traffic Restrictions To Ease Travel Over Fourth Of July Weekend
“The response has been phenomenal,” Thompson says. “We’ve had over 160 people respond in just a week.”
“People just like me, people who found the page on Facebook, I started out by sharing it with my friends and it just went from there,” Thompson says of the growing momentum.
Bank of America’s corporate headquarters in Chicago has issued a statement in response to tomorrow’s planned protests. It says that “Bank of America follows all relevant tax policies and pay taxes when taxes are owed.”MORE NEWS: Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice, becoming first Black woman on high court
Speaking out feels like the right thing to do, Thompson says.