Wal-Mart Watch, a campaign of The Center for Community and Corporate Ethics, supports ongoing community action campaigns against the giant retail company. Wal-Mart Watch is calling for public action to oppose Wal-Mart’s bank charter application in the state of Utah. Wal-Mart’s attempts to acquire bank charters in other states have failed; however, critics fear that the retail giant stands a much higher chance of achieving lender status due to particular laws in the state of Utah. Community activists are concerned that a bank of Wal-Mart will adversely affect local economies and effectively eliminate any opportunities that small businesses currently have to compete against Wal-Mart.
Campaign URL: www.walmartwatch.com