WORKING PAPER FOR HOW TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY FOR BUILDING THE D.C. BANK CAMPAIGN

by D.C. Bank Campaign
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, first half of 1979?
2 pages
Type: Memorandum
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Chile
Language: English
The working memorandum discusses long-term planning for a campaign focused on Riggs National Bank, with the goal of helping to build of a city-wide movement that organizes people around specific interests through outreach (grass roots and superstructural), agitation and education. The memorandum advocates that the campaign should strive to clarify the role of financial capital through the example of Riggs National Bank and to show why it is in the interest of working class and minority peoples to support the liberation movements of South Africa and the popular resistance in Chile. The memorandum argues that the goal should be not only to stop redlining and other discriminatory practices by Riggs but also to pressure Riggs to make loans that are being demanded by community groups. The memorandum notes that large institutions (unions, churches, national associations, etc.) often take a long time to make the decision to withdraw their account. The memorandum discusses the report D.C. in the Year 2000, the Mayor's Commission on Economic Development, and COBLSA. • Introduction • Element #1: Conducting Investigation about the City • Outreach • Research • Element #2: Concretizing the relation between international and domestic goals • Element #3: Waging the Fight against Riggs • 1. Withdrawals • 2. Maintaining visibility
Used by permission of former members of the D.C. Bank Campaign.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root