Profiles in Courage – Bette McDevitt

We are proud to announce our Profiles in Courage feature on our website, where we tell you about supporters of our campaign who close their accounts or choose not to bank with PNC until they Stop Banking the Bomb!

This month we talked with long-time activist Bette McDevitt.

SBtB: “Bette, what made you choose a different bank than PNC?”

Bette: “I would rather a neighborhood bank that reinvests their money in the community.”

SBtB: “What would you like to tell the CEO of PNC Bank and their board about their investment in nuclear weapons?”

Bette: “These investments are immoral; the money is sucked out of the community,  brings no benefits, and only allows the war machine to keep on grinding out weapons of destruction.”

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Please let us know if you are closing your accounts or not using PNC Bank because of their investments in nuclear weapons.

If you would like to move your money out of PNC, please consider these options.

Find a Credit Union near you: www.culookup.com

or a Community Development Credit Union: cdcu.coop

On average, credit unions offer higher saving interest rates and lower loan interest rates than regular banks. Credit unions also usually charge lower fees and require lower deposit balances.

Find a Community Bank near you: icba.org

Community banks help drive local economies and create local jobs. Community banks make more than 50 percent of small business loans.