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OFF Joins May 20 Action in D.C.

May20DCactionNotice_thumb.jpgOccupy Fights Foreclosures, Occupy Our Homes, Home Defenders League, and many more home defense groups will be bringing JUSTICE TO JUSTICE by joining hundreds of homeowners from around the country in Washington D.C. to demand Wall Street be held accountable and that we start seeing real relief for homeowners!

May 20th, 2013 at Freedom Plaza, Washington D.C. [map below]

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/145304668982688/

 

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May Day 2013

On Wednesday, Occupy Fights Foreclosures joined May Day and protested endless fraudulent foreclosures by the top predatory lender, Wells Fargo at one of its branches at Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in Los Angeles downtown. May 1st is the internationally-recognized workers' day when workers around the world stand up and unite for their rights. Here are live recordings, photos, and press coverage links.

Live Recordings

Climax of Our Action!

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[Press Release] On May Day Occupy to Stand up for Working Families, Immigrants, Seniors and Disabled

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OCCUPY MOVES TO SHUT DOWN WELLS FARGO BRANCH IN PROTEST OF WELLS FARGO ABUSES AGAINST WORKING FAMILIES, IMMIGRANTS, SENIORS AND DISABLED HOMEOWNERS

WHO: Occupy Fights Foreclosures, concerned community members, economic justice activists, and homeowners.
WHAT: Occupy Fights Foreclosures will be shutting down a Wells Fargo branch in the Los Angeles area in protest of Wells Fargo abuses against working families, immigrants and homeowners with disabilities.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 3PM-4PM
WHERE: Wells Fargo Bank, 717 Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA - Occupy Fights Foreclosures will be shutting down a Wells Fargo branch in response to Wells Fargo's abusive measures taken against immigrant workers and homeowners with disabilities. Not only has Wells Fargo reigned in being the bank with the most foreclosures nationwide, but it also is evicting and throwing into the streets the most vulnerable people in society.

Occupy Fights Foreclosures will be shutting down Wells Fargo bank to bring forth the struggle that immigrant workers face when seeking housing. Immigrant homeowners are taken advantage of due to language barriers and are usually the victims of predatory lending, a fraudulent practice Wells Fargo is known for.

Occupy Fights Foreclosures activists are committed to holding Wells Fargo accountable for it's criminal actions against homeowners who remained loyal to their mortgage payments, but were taken advantage of due to their inabilities.

"We have seen first hand how Wells Fargo Bank has taken advantage of immigrants, we have seen them throw people out into the streets, and we have seen those immigrant homeowners resisting eviction and being deported because they have resisted." said Carlos Marroquin, a homeowner advocate with Occupy Fights Foreclosures.

Following their bank shut down of Wells Fargo, Occupy Fights Foreclosures will be joining the Southern California Immigration Coalition to march for full Immigrants rights.

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Contact: Carlos Marroquin, (323) 592-4663


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Harolyn's Home Occupied

Foreclosure fighters occupied Harolyn's Home in Altadena according to plan from 5pm on Sunday evening of April 14th 2013. Here are some footage from our occupation launch and more to be added here soon.

At Harolyn's home, 267 Laurel Dr. Altadena, CA 91001, occupiers held press conference to expose infamous Wells Fargo's fraud scheme.

Occupy Harolyn's at 267 Laurel Dr. Altadena, CA 91001 to defend against Wells Fargo's fraud scheme.

RADIO featuring Harolyn's case:
Fighting 2 Battles - The Time is Running Out For Harolyn

Location: 267 Laurel Dr. Altadena, CA 91001

Occupy Harolyn's Home Notice:
http://www.occupyfightsforeclosures.org/occupy_harolyn_s_home

Learn more and stay updated at Save Harolyn's Home on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Harolyns-Home/476617869058894


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BREAKING NEWS: OFF to Defend Home This Sunday

sign-save-harolyns-home.jpg*Update: Popstponed until this Sunday April 14th, 2013

Occupy Fights Foreclosures to occupy and defend Ms. Harolyn Rhue's home from pending eviction. Ms. Harolyn Rhue's is a disabled woman who survived a traffic accident when a drunk driver run a red light. She managed to pick herself up, went to school and got a Masters degree. After much sacrifices, she bought a home, worked for a bank, and designed clothing for disabled people.

nfortunately, she was taken advantage of her disabilities and was given a predatory loan. Wells Fargo has refused to work with her after her payments kept going up.

Ms. Rhue always did the right thing and paid her mortgage on time. When the payments got higher, she notified Wells Fargo and asked over 10 times for a loan modification.

In august of last year while awaiting for a review of her loan modification, Wells Fargo sold her home behind her back to an investor and now she is facing eviction.

Wells Fargo refuses to take responsibility for what they did to Ms. Rhue. She now has turned to Occupy Fights Foreclosures to help her fight Wells Fargo’s wrongful foreclosure and pending eviction.

This Friday at 5 p.m., Occupy Fights Foreclosures activists, community groups, church members from different religious groups and concerned citizens will join in the fight and mobilize to defend her home.

The occupation of Ms. Harolyn Rhue’s home will serve as the kick-off campaign against Wells Fargo. Groups around the nation are offering their support and will join us in organizing national actions that will remind Wells Fargo that they need to stop hurting hard-working American people.

Harolyn’s story is a mirror of countless other homeowners that have been victimized by their bank’s greedy side.

If you would like to help Harolyn's caseb please call us at (323) 592-4663

* We are having an emergency meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. about this action. More details will follow.


 

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Thank You for Coming to Our Benefit Show!

Thank you very much everyone who showed support for our fundraising event, "Benefit for Occupy Fights Foreclosures: The Art of Resistance" on Saturday March 30th, 2012 at the Vortex. You attended supportively, performed fiercely, donated generously, facilitated smoothly and volunteered enthusiastically. That made all possible. We cannot express enough how grateful we are to your support. All the collected generous donation will go a long way to cover our necessary expenditure for people's ongoing fight against fraudulent foreclosures!

In a mean time, please enjoy wonderful photos from the event.


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Occupy Fights Foreclosures' Response to Wells Fargo Statement

The original Wells Fargo’s statement regarding the action by protesters during Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf’s speech in Carlsbad, CA on March 14th, 2013:

Vickee Adams, a Wells Fargo spokesperson, wrote in an e-mailed statement to The Huffington Post that while the bank respects individuals’ rights to express their opinions, the protest was unproductive. 

“We are very disappointed in the actions protesters took at the Retail Banking Conference today that disrupted John Stumpf's presentation and the entire conference,” Adams wrote. “This type of behavior damages efforts for productive dialogue and opportunities to work together to reach solutions.”

Our response: 

We are very disappointed in the distinct lack of action bank Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has demonstrated to correct the injustice that has thrown millions of families from their homes. These millions of families trusted lending institutions to abide by 400 years of property law when they signed loan agreements. They did not think for a minute that they were signing up to be marks in a quadrillion dollar Ponzi scheme and insurance fraud that has overstated the value of investments to pension funds and other investors all around the world.

The trust of ordinary people was used against them to steal their life's savings and their homes. Bank employees of Wells Fargo told families to default on their mortgage payments "in order to qualify" for loan modifications, then used that default to foreclose on their homes. This dual tracking—now illegal in California—is just one of the rampant injustices that allowed Wells Fargo to reap billions in profits under Stumpf's watch.

Fraud is a business model of Wells Fargo and the other too-big-to-jail banks, yet they have so far managed to bully and buy their way out of prison. On top of the secret settlements made by the FDIC to hide bank wrongdoing, Senator Elizabeth Warren's now famous pointed question to the OCC, the SEC and other bank regulators, "When was the last time you took any financial institution to trial?" shows that our government is not even willing to take these oversized financial behemoths to face a jury or judge.

We are certain that Senator Warren would agree, we all know the only ones breaking any laws here are the banks, and we don't see any police breaking down the CEOs doors in the middle of the night. On the contrary, John Stumpf has pocketed the fattest paycheck of any bank CEO—racking up $22.9 million from the stolen homes of people like Betty Badro, the homeowner who confronted him. As Senator Warren says, when banks can pay measly settlements out of enormous profits, "They don't have much incentive to follow the law." Until such time that we have a government willing to take the banks to trial and put the wrongdoers in jail, bank CEOs should expect to continue to hear from the people they have defrauded.

 

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Soly Request Your Support Today

ALERT!! SOLEDAD CORONA ... REQUESTS YOUR SUPPORT!!
TODAY, SATURDAY, MAR 16...AT 11 AM, WITNESSES NEEDED!!
AS SOLY OPENS THE PUBLIC STORAGE UNITS WHERE THE BANK'S THIEVES PUT HER BELONGINGS... 4002 N MISSION ROAD, LINCOLN HEIGHTS. (CROSS STREET IS N BROADWAY). SHE WILL ALSO NEED ASSISTANCE MOVING HER BELONGINGS TO HER STORAGE UNITS. CALL SOLY AT 213-248-0010...
PLEASE PASS THE WORD.!!!

SOLY REQUESTS OUR SUPPORT AS WITNESSES...AND TO MAKE A STATEMENT... SOLY WILL CONTINUE THE FIGHT AGAINST BANK OF AMERICA AND THEIR LAP DOGS, THE SERVICERS, THEIR ATTNYS, ETC. HOMEOWNERS WILL NOT BE BULLIED OR FRIGHTENED INTO SUBMISSION OR SILENCE!!

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[BREAKING News] Foreclosure Fighters Successfully Disrupt Wells Fargo CEO's Speech

source: ACCEOCCUPY FIGHTS FORECLOSURES activists joined ACCE and disrupted Well Fargo CEO John Stumpf's Speech. Wells Fargo CEO was 25 minutes into his speech when he was interrupted by a homeowner who approached him and ask him why her home of 19 years was scheduled to sale at an auction. He was shocked and immediately was escorted by security. About 75 activists took over the bankers meeting and held a press conference. Bankers present were in disbelief and shocked as to how quickly the meeting ended and Mr. Stumpf walked away from the homeowner.

During the action, Occupy Fights Foreclosures made a call to the CEO's office to demand that Ms. Harolyn Rhue's case be fully investigated and that Wells Fargo take responsibility for the damage they have caused to Harolyn, a disabled woman. Ms. Rhue endured 3 years of trying to modify her loan just to have Wells Fargo sell her home to investors causing her to lose $300,000 of equity. Harolyn owed around $200,000 on her mortgage and her property was valued around $500,000. We are demanding that Wells Fargo take responsibility and reverse the damage they have caused to Ms. Harolyn Rhue.

Watch the protest scenes!

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CALL TO ACTION:

CALL ON WELLS FARGO CEO JOHN STUMPF & WELLS FARGO PRESIDENT OF HOME LOANS TO:

  • TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND FIX THE HARM THAT HAROLYN RHUE'S ILLEGAL FORECLOSURE HAS CAUSED HER.
  • STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE DISABLED.

515.213.6117
MICHAEL HEID
Wells Fargo President of Home Loans

415.396.7018
JOHN STUMPF
Wells Fargo CEO

PLEASE CALL NOW!!

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WELLS FARGO IS WRONGFULLY DISPLACING MS. HAROLYN RHUE, A DISABLED, AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN, WHO SUFFERS FROM SUBSTANTIAL HEAD TRAUMA.

On January 4th 2013, ms. Rhue filed a formal complaint with hud for discriminatory housing practices by her lender wells fargo home mortgage. During our initial investigation we have noticed some very serious violations of the foreclosure process and documentation.

Ms. Rhue needs your help! Please, tell wells fargo that an eviction would cause great harm and would negatively impact her already serious health condition that has been altered by the wrongful foreclosure of her home.

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HERE IS A STATEMENT BY WELLS FARGO REGARDING TODAYS ACTION

Vickee Adams, a Wells Fargo spokesperson, wrote in an e-mailed statement to The Huffington Post that while the bank respects individuals’ rights to express their opinions, the protest was unproductive.

“We are very disappointed in the actions protesters took at the Retail Banking Conference today that disrupted John Stumpf's presentation and the entire conference,” Adams wrote. “This type of behavior damages efforts for productive dialogue and opportunities to work together to reach solutions.”

STAY TUNE FOR OCCUPY FIGHTS FORECLOSURES REPLY.....


[Updated! 3/19/2013] 

Occupy Fights Foreclosures Response to Wells Fargo Statement

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Thank You for Your WF Flood Calls!

Thank you very much for all of you who made possible today's Wells Fargo phone flood! Many participants who reported on Facebook seem that have enjoyed speaking the demand for justice for Ms. Harolyn Rhue on the phone and brought a bunch of messages directed to the CEO and President of Home Loans. Let's keep our eyes on their response.

If you missed it, don't worry. It's never too late to call them today at:

515.213.6117 - Michael Heid -  Wells Fargo President of Home Loans.
415.396.7018 - John Stumpf - Wells Fargo CEO.

Or, write on Wells Fargo's Facebook wall that is totally down to "Let's Talk About That": https://www.facebook.com/wellsfargo

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Occupy Fights Foreclosures, affiliated with OccupyLA, stands up against the nationwide foreclosure crisis. We support, educate and empower homeowners at risk to save their homes from fraudulent foreclosure.