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Leave Isla Vista, CA

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Most iconically symbolized by strong student activism in the 1970's, the inhabitants of Isla Vista have long sought to keep our community local, and free from the grasps of corrupt corporations. And historically, we have been successful in the promotion of local businesses and backing strong efforts to make Isla Vista a community that is open to all who choose to live here. However, recently our community has been stricken by a wave of gentrification, eroding our local culture, and making it increasingly difficult for low-income families and students to maintain a presence here. Chase Bank is truly the clearest and most devastating example of this new trend. From the bank's connection to financing a corporation that has been a main backer of the aggressors in the genocide in Darfur (and subsequently ignoring calls to divest from this corporation), to its admitted over-charging of active members of the military, to its involvement in the Enron scandal, Chase has proven to be dangerously unreliable when it comes to its clients and their money. We cannot allow such a dangerous corporation to enter our community. We must tell Chase to leave, that this community is ours. Please, make your voices heard and sign this petition! Keep Isla Vista local, and help free it from the presence of morally bankrupt corporations!

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