Occupy Lexington Wants To Move State Money

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Updated: 11/07/2011 12:11 pm
While political offices will be up for grabs this week, one group is launching its own campaign to hopefully get the ears of those in Frankfort.
Members of "Occupy Lexington" are starting the "Invest In Kentucky" campaign.
It is an online petition to get the state treasurer to move Kentucky's money out of J.P. Morgan Chase bank, and into a Kentucky-based bank or credit union.
The announcement intentionally coincides with Saturday's "Bank Transfer Day".
"By taking our tax dollars out of Chase and putting them into a bank headquartered here... that'll spur investment, create jobs, and allow entrepreneurs to create new businesses," says Aaron Parker, Communications Director for the group.
Members say Kentucky's "Occupy" groups are the first to formally propose moving state money.
The Lexington arm of "Occupy" has been camped out in front of Chase Bank since late September.
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