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Recent College Grad Started Petition That Ended Monthly Debit Card Fee

The $5 monthly debit fee Bank of America implemented less than a month ago enraged more than one customer. 300,000 people, to be precise, were compelled to speak out against the seemingly unjust charge and recent college graduate Molly Katchpole, gave them a platform to do so. 

The 22-year-old part-time nanny began an online petition protesting the fee. When a record number of people followed suit, Bank of America relented on Tuesday and discontinued the monthly fee. 

According to the Huffington Post, the petition read, in part: “The American people bailed out Bank of America during a financial crisis the banks helped create. … How can you justify squeezing another $60 a year from your debit card customers? This is despicable.”

Lauryn is a senior at Northeastern University majoring in journalism. She has written for Boston.com as well as the HC branch at Northeastern. Lauryn is also a teaching assistant for International Affairs students at Northeastern. In May and June of 2011, she embarked on a reporting trip to the Middle East, where she mastered the art of "man on the street" reporting and gained a new appreciation for falafel. In her spare time, Lauryn enjoys writing, walking around Boston aimlessly, traveling and a unhealthy obsession with her Kindle. She loves eating, French bulldogs and Anderson Cooper. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in foreign correspondence or magazine journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @laurynpaiva.
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