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Announcement :: Organizing
April 16 Protest Mortgage Bankers in D.C.
22 Mar 2008
Modified: 09:42:18 AM
Bailout People Before Banks!

Demonstation at the MBA Annual Policy Conference
April 16, wash. D.C.
3:00 pm
Wasington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW
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The Ad Hoc National Network to Stop Foreclosures & Evictions

Bailout People Before Banks!

Demonstation at the MBA Annual Policy Conference
April 16, wash. D.C.
3:00 pm
Wasington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW

*THE MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION (MBA)*---
the biggest national lobby of all the banks---including the criminal predatory lenders, that are busy evicting your neighbors, relatives, friends and maybe you from your home---is holding it's annual policy conference in Washington D.C., on April 16 and 17. Their main goal is to make sure that bankers continue to get bailed out while families get tossed out!

Losing our homes: A NATIONAL EMERGENCY:
And it's getting worse. One in every 4 subprime mortgage victims are either in or near fore­closure. Soon, almost 10% of the homes of working families across the country could be in foreclosure. For these families, this isn't a recession---it's a depression and
a national emergency that calls for emergency measures.

A MORATORIUM ON FORECLOSURES & EVICTIONS ---
Politicians have the authority to do it.
Many may not realize that Governors, State Legislatures, the President and Congress (as well as the department of Housing and Urban Development) have the statutory authority to declare a moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions during a time of either natural or economic emergency disaster (it's important to include evictions because record numbers of renters are also losing their apartments).

This fight is for all of us. Come to D.C. on April 16!
Bring a bus, van, or a carload of people. Whether you are directly affected by the home foreclosure epidemic, or just outraged that the Government seems ready to give hundreds of billions of dollars to rescue banks from failing while doing nothing for those who are losing their homes, join people from around the country in Washington, D.C. on April 16 to shake up the bankers and wake up the government. Let's not wait until we're all homeless.

UNITE AND ORGANIZE = SURVIVAL...
Whether it's rising gas and food prices . The lack of health care . Losing our jobs . Having our wages cut . Sinking further into credit card, student loan, or medical debt . or Budget cuts . or The destruction of public housing . or Ending this war that is costing lives and almost a half a billion dollars a day .
Surviving hard times is going require that we stick together and organize.


Stop the Foreclosures
http://www.stopforeclosuresandevictions.org/stopforeclosuresendorse.shtm

MBA Annual Policy Conference
April 16, wash. D.C.
3:00 pm
Wasington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW

Demand a moratorium on Froeclosures and evictions now!

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Contact: The Ad Hoc National Network to Stop Foreclosures & Evictions
A fast growing network of activists organizing in every region of the country.
http://www.StopForeclosuresandEvictions.org
212-633-6646
VOLUNTEER or ENDORSE
http://www.stopforeclosuresandevictions.org/stopforeclosuresendorse.shtm
DONATE
HTTP://www.stopforeclosuresandevictions.org/donate.shtml
DOWNLOAD FLYER
http://www.stopforeclosuresandevictions.org/april16.pdf

Boston area contact: 617 522-6626
See also:
http://www.stopforeclosuresandevictions.org/

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3/24 Press Conference
22 Mar 2008
Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending

Notice of Press Conference

When: Monday, March 24, 2008, 11:00 A.M.

Where: Massachusetts State House, Room 222

Subject: IMPORTANT FORECLOSURE LEGISLATION FILED

* Temporary Foreclosure Moratorium

* Right To A Day in Court Before Foreclosure

* Protections For Tenants And Homeowners Being Evicted After
Foreclosure



Key senators and representatives, along with community members, will
discuss newly filed foreclosure legislation, designed in cooperation
with various member organizations of MAAPL (Mass. Alliance Against
Predatory Lending), which will put a temporary moratorium on
foreclosures of sub-prime mortgages; establish a day in court prior to
foreclosure; and protect tenants threatened with eviction from their
homes after foreclosure. These measures are necessary to prevent the
further destabilization of communities as a result of the rising tide of
foreclosures and evictions.



Contacts:

Grace Ross: 617-291-5591

Chuck Turner: 617-635-3510



The Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending, is a coalition of 20-plus
community organizations, housing counseling agencies, legal services
groups, and legislators. Among them are: ABCD, ACORN, Boston City
Councilor Chuck Turner, the Boston Tenants Coalition, Dorchester People
for Peace, City Life/Vida Urbana, ESAC, Fair Housing Center of Boston,
Greater Boston Legal Services, the Green-Rainbow Party of Mass., HOME,
Mass. Coalition for the Homeless, Mass. Law Reform Institute, United for
a Fair Economy, Lawrence Community Works, Union of Minority
Neighborhoods.