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Call To Action: November 18th – 24th

November 15, 2010

It’s Time for Big Banks to Fix Their Mess!

Big Banks ruined their credit with America when they gamed the system and crashed our economy. Their unchecked greed has cost us eight million jobs and five million homes.

While the sputtering economy fueled last week’s elections, the majority of Americans know that the Big Banks and Wall Street are responsible for the current crisis.

Despite widespread anger at the Big Banks, they aren’t getting the message.  They continue to fraudulently foreclose on millions of families in order to keep paying out record bonuses to their top executives.  They continue to back the predatory payday loan industry with over 1.5 billion dollars of credit.  This cannot last.  People nationwide are going on the offense.  We want our democracy back.  We are fed up with Big Bank greed and abuse.Over the last 18 months, banks have modified just 8% of all home mortgages in foreclosure.   Now, there is widespread evidence that the Big Banks do not even have legal ownership over the homes they are kicking families out of.

This not only poses a threat to the rule of law that is at the heart of our democracy, this scandal could once again bring our entire economy to a screeching halt.

As we approach another holiday season with record foreclosures and unemployment we stand together to say: Enough is enough!  It’s time to make the big banks fix their mess.

November 15th-19th we’re hitting the streets to take the message directly to the Bank of America and the Big Banks:  Fix the foreclosure crisis and stop all foreclosures until homeowners have had a real chance to save their homes.

WHO: You, National People’s Action, PICO National Network, Service Employees International Union, Northwest Federation of Community Organizations, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and the Industrial Areas Foundation South East

WHEN: The week of November 18th – 24th

WHERE: Around the country in places like California, Illinois, Iowa, New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Kansas

Specifics on Events will be posted as information comes in.

City/State Address Date/Time Contact Info
San Jose/CA Chase Branch at 1705 Story Rd. (corner of Story and S. King) Nov. 18th meeting at 12:00pm David Sharples:  415.337.9037 dsharples@ calorganize.org
Richmond/CA Wells Fargo Branch at 4300 MacDonald Ave Nov. 18th meeting at 4pm Adam Kruggel:  510-872-3085
Columbia/MO 800 N. Cherry St (Bank of America Branch) Nov. 18th meeting at 12:30pm Robin Acree:
573-581-9595
Robin@gromo.org
Des Moines/IA 2005 Forest Ave (meeting at the CCI office) Nov. 18th meeting at 11:45am Hugh Espy:
515.255.0800
Cincinnati/OH Downtown Cincinnati (exact location coming soon Nov. 18th meeting at 2:00pm Dave Scharfenberg :  513-541-4109
dscharfenberger@ wincincy.org
Springfield/MA 24 Alden Street Nov. 19th meeting at 10:00am Keya Alvarez: 413-739-7233
Syracuse/NY 1816 Midland Avenue (Payton Temple) Nov. 16th meeting at 6:00pm Phil Prehn:
315.476.7475 phil@sunaction.org
Topeka/KS   Nov. 19th Rickie Coleman 316-688-5083


Also, look out for actions happening the following week:

City/State   Address Date/Time Contact Info
San Francisco/CA 420 Montgomery (Wells Fargo Corp HQ) Nov. 24th meeting at 4:00 pm Anthony Panarese: 510.967.8029

apanarese@calorganize.org

Long Beach/CA 5555 Dairy Ave.(Home of William and Esperanza Casco -homeowners fighting to save tehir home) Nov. 23rd meeting at 10:30 am at the Casco home then to a nearby Chase location Peter Kuhns: 213.272.1141

pkuhns@calorganize.org

San Jose/CA   Nov. 24th Jennifer Wood-Taylor: 408-835-6708

jenniferwood-taylor@pactsj.org

Buffalo/NY 11/23 10:00 am 1 Fountain Plaza Nov. 23rd meeting at 10:00am Clark Gocker 716-604-6938
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Louis permalink
    November 15, 2010 4:38 PM

    Are there any planned events in the New York Area. We need to demonstrate against the banks and other financial institutions (AIG, Golden Sachs, ETC) who put us in this economic crisis.

    • November 16, 2010 1:09 AM

      Thank you for your question! Yes, there is an event tomorrow in Syracuse at 6pm. Please contact Phil Prehn of Syracuse United Neighbors for more information – 315.559.1589 | phil@sunaction.org

  2. SoDesperateToSaveMyHome permalink
    November 18, 2010 2:45 AM

    So glad to see something happening….it’s about time! How many families have to lose their homes in vain? WE, the people, NEED HELP….REAL HELP and these large banks ( Chase & BofA) need to have some sort of accountability when it comes to the fact that only 28,000 Americans have qualified for a loan modification!

  3. Rod permalink
    December 2, 2010 10:53 PM

    Are there any events planned in Florida? We have a large foreclosure rate and the banks are killing the families here and throwing kids in the streets. We need to march on the CEO’s houses and let their neighbors and family members know what kind of people they are.

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