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.
Contact: Carlos Marroquin, (323) 592-4663