Jodie Randolph and the Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group crew have been defending Jodie from eviction now for seventy three days.
In a terrific initial victory for people’s action and home defense, Jodie was able to meet Monday, 1/14/13, with Morgan Stanley (the bank which, with various shadow subsidiaries, ‘owns’ her home). In November, when Jodie came to Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense, she had no prospect of a bank meeting, and all negotiations and legal actions were – theoretically – over and done.
71 days into a 24-7 home defense, she was invited to a meeting in the same skyscraper that shut down its entire operation rather than let her in in November. She and her allies sat down fairly amicably with bank representatives, including a lawyer flown in from Southern California, and presented her proposal for how the foreclosure could be lifted and a fair loan modification could be put in place. Morgan Stanley is ‘considering’ her proposal.
Morgan Stanley HQ San Francisco
Jodie (2nd from right) and some of the crew
We hope they’ll accept it and sign papers. If they don’t, home defense continues and we’ll let you know what the next steps are.
We are standing with Jodie and will not let the bank take her home and her possessions. If you are in the area and want to participate in the eviction defense, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and subscribe to our text message alerts at 69302.
The Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group meets Sundays at 12:30 PM at 19th & Telegraph (SF Pizza if rain). Come help out.
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- Read a set of essays on #defendjodie (go to bottom for links in chronological order).
by Debbie Notkin & JP Massar