Mortgage fraud has cost us all. Last week, New York federal prosecutors filed a 1 billion dollar civil lawsuit against Bank of America for mortgage fraud. This follows the suit against Wells Fargo filed a few weeks ago by the United States Attorney General. Banks have had new regulations put on them and been delivered fines for the housing crisis created by them; still not one CEO has been hand-cuffed and made accountable.
On Tuesday October 23, 2012, Sahara Donahue came to Occupy Denver to read a letter requesting help with her own fraudulent foreclosure and pending eviction. She is asking for 60 more days to prepare a relocation. In a matter of hours, the Occupy network had been notified of the decision to support Sahara and volunteers for justice were organized with a plan in motion. Occupy Denver has had a small group of people with her since Wednesday, which deterred action from happening on Thursday. Sunday several trays of food were delivered by Occupy Fort Collins volunteers and donated by a professor from CU Boulder.
Posted on Occupy Denver website support teams can find information and connect with a carpool. The plan is to rally at US Bank Main Office, 950 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202 from noon-2pm and request a meeting for Sahara. Then the carpools will drive more volunteers up for the resistance support on Tuesday when it is expected the sheriff will come make the first attempt at eviction. The local community and housing advocates are being asked to call the Clear County sheriff at 303-679-2376 and the bank and request that they do the right thing for this wronged society.
Sahara Donahue, 170 Peaceful Valley Lane, Idaho Springs, CO, has been fighting the bank in court to save her home of 24 years since an almost fatal car accident set her back. Like many other home owners in her situation, she has requested to meet with the bank. The bank can not tell her the right person to meet with so she is denied her request. These scenarios are playing out all across the United States as the banking fraud situations continue to play out in people’s lives. One state has mandated the banks to meet in person with anyone they intend to foreclose on, this one change has drastically dropped the number of foreclosures, while increasing the number of loan modification arrangements that help families.
Typically, one person alone in court with a local, affordable attorney is up against the machine. Day after day, taking time off work, making appointments, searching and copying paperwork, while the attorneys of big banks have people on payroll to gobble up the resources and energy of individuals. This is where community advocate groups and “The People” in solidarity step up to duty with a Call to Action.
OccupyOurHomes.com is a resource available to see what foreclosure resistant actions look like and why they occurring at this point in history. As well as a link for requesting support in fighting banks in what many times have been illegal foreclosures. This particular action group started with home owners, but soon realized the need for renters to have support in fighting unfair practices. Occupy Minnesota will be holding a solidarity rally at the US Bank in Minneapolis on Monday and Tuesday also.
To get to the Stop US Bank Foreclosure action, drive west on I-70 and take exit 240. Go left at the stop sign on highway 103. After 9.5 miles, there will be two mailboxes on the right marking Peaceful Valley Lane, marked also by a green sign with this street name. Drive 300 yards up this dirt road, then take the right hand turn at the fork in the road, and her house is on the right side of a circular driveway.
This music video, Doo-Occupy, put a creative twist to some these of issues with doo-wop music as a way to bring awareness.
To get in touch with the organizers email: email@example.com as well as the Facebook event discussion here: Facebook event.