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October 24, 2013 at 5:46 PM
Janitors who work inside the Bank of America building on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle are expected to join dozens of other immigrants and advocates Friday in a rally outside the bank building.
They are hoping to pressure Bank of America and other large corporations, which they say are major contributors to key Republicans in Congress, into demanding action from those leaders on immigration reform.
On Thursday, President Obama renewed his call for Congress to pass an immigration bill, that among other things would provide a legal path to millions in the country unlawfully.
Months after the Senate passed a sweeping immigration measure in June, action has stalled in the House, where Republicans balked at the measure’s generosity.
House Democrats, including Washington Rep. Suzan DelBene, introduced a measure similar to the Senate version at the start of the recent government shutdown.
Friday’s rally is sponsored by OneAmerica, the state’s largest immigrant-advocacy group and the Service Employees International Union Local 6, which represents a large number of immigrant workers.
November 3, 2011 at 1:42 PM
While JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon’s appearance in Seattle drew protesters yesterday, his bank retains a strong position in Washington state. As this graphic shows, the four largest banks in Washington state by deposits account for just over half of all bank deposits here.
The size of the boxes illustrates the size of each bank’s deposits. The color shows whether a bank’s market share grew or shrank over the past year. The greenest banks saw the most growth; the reddest saw the most decline. Bank of America had the largest deposit market share (21.74%) in Washington state, with about 1.1 percent growth in market share over the past year.
Deposit data come from the FDIC and cover banks and thrifts, but the FDIC does not report data for credit unions. Deposit market share is as of June 30, 2011.
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