Community groups nationwide have rallied against the NationsBank/BankAmerica merger, which would create the country's first coast-to-coast banking franchise with $570 billion of assets.

In acquiring BankAmerica, NationsBank plans to relocate the West Coast's largest financial institution to Charlotte, N.C. Little has been done to assure Californians that the combined bank will respond to the challenges of the West Coast's unique diversity and its particular economic needs.

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