Occupy Our Homes 1 Year Anniversary: Celebrate by taking action!
Please join us this Thursday, December 6th for the Occupy Our Homes National Day of action:
8am: Press Event to celebrate a real, community victory at Gayla Newsome’s home, 1536 Adeline Street in West Oakland
3:30 pm: Join ACCE members in kicking off a new statewide effort to hold Banks accountable to the national attorneys general settlement and calling for aggressive principal reduction by resetting mortgages to their current value! Meet in downtown Oakland.
On December 6, 2011 Oakland ACCE reached out to allies and supporters, including many members of Occupy Oakland, and helped Gayla Newsome and her family successfully re-occupy their West Oakland home after it was lost to a wrongful foreclosure. Thanks to the actions of ACCE members, Occupy Oakland and each and every one of our supporters, Gayla and her family have got their house back and on have been given a trial modification.
Last year’s Occupy Our Homes events that saw actions and home re-occupations throughout the Bay Area and across the country helped to create momentum for a national movement that began to hold Big Banks accountable to homeowners, residents and neighborhoods. In the past year, ACCE members have won more than $1 million in principal reduction and we are proud to report than none of our members have lost their homes in the past year!
Our movement has gained some momentum – but we need to keep strong if we want Wall Street banks to give quality loan modifications with principal reduction to all homeowners. We are calling on ACCE members, supporters and allies to celebrate Gayla’s victory & the anniversary of the Occupy Our Homes movement by starting a new chapter in the long fight to hold Banks accountable.