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On March 14 Fight Foreclosure Takes Flight!

On March 14 Fight Foreclosure Takes Flight!

On March 14 Fight Foreclosure Takes Flight!

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nathan Pius, [email protected]

March to the Red Carpet

“Save Our Community: Fight Foreclosure!”
Movie Premiere at Carolina Theater

“Let’s Lose Our House: A Modern Foreclosure Tale”
March, Film Stars, Robots, Crowds and a Red Carpet

A cross-town march is planned from the Interactive Resource Center (IRC) to the Carolina Theater. Marchers will assemble at IRC, 407 East Washington Street, at 6:15 P.M. following a free soup supper and proceed to the Carolina Theater, 310 South Greene Street. Local marching band Cakalak Thunder will provide a back-beat to the parade, as marchers move down Washington Street to Greene Street. The procession will reach the Carolina Theater just in time to welcome the “stars” of “Let’s Lose Our House: A Modern Foreclosure Tale” at their Red Carpet arrival.

The list of participating organizations for this major event is growing with IRC, Guilford Home Ownership Center, Greensboro Housing Coalition, YWCA, American Friends Service Committee, North Carolina Justice Center, Unity in Greensboro Church and MoveOn.org turning out members to watch the movie and listen to Jeff Thigpen, Guilford County Register of Deeds, speak about fraudulent foreclosures.

Tables will be set up in the theater lobby for attendees to speak directly with experts on hand to advise them about fighting fraudulent foreclosure procedures and available resources to help them keep their homes.

In appreciation of his efforts on behalf of illegally foreclosed homeowners, Thigpen will receive autographs from the film’s robotic “Robo-Signers” who will make a special appearance at the premiere.

This is a major civic direct action event in Greensboro so plan your coverage now.

Updates posted to: http://occupyforeclosure.org

Marchers will assemble at 407 East Washington Street at 6:15 P.M. and proceed to the Carolina Theater, 310 South Greene St. Red Carpet arrival event is scheduled for 6:45 P.M.

Occupy Atlanta Fights for the Home of Four Generations of a Family

By AFSC Atlanta

Ms. Christine Frazer, a 62 yr old widow, along with four generations of the Frazer family are being threatened with eviction from the place they have called home since 1994. Mrs. Frazer refinanced her home in 2001; but after losing her husband in 2002, taking in her elderly mother in 2003, losing her job in 2009 due to a “no-fault, one-minute-late tardy policy,” and being denied unemployment after two appeals, she was left with no way to pay her mortgage.

The very same crumbling economy that caused the value of Chris’ home to depreciate left her hopeless in today’s highly competitive job market. Mrs. Frazer’s home was foreclosed on in October of 2011 after faithfully paying her mortgage for over 15 years! Investors One Corporation sent her a statement claiming she had to pay $176,000 on a house that the very same document stated is only worth $40,000.This foreclosure is wrongful and Occupy Atlanta will assist Ms. Frazer in the fight to expose the fraudulent actions that have taken place. Many other families and individuals across America have fallen victim to these unlawful practices and Occupy Atlanta is fighting against such injustices case by case.

Leila Abadir, of the Occupy movement, stated,

Occupy Atlanta was introduced with the compelling story of four generations of a family being evicted from their home. We are genuinely touched by all families across the U.S being affected by financial hardships caused by the mortgage bubble, those both burdened with insurmountable debts that will forever loom over their heads and those that were robbed of their homes, but this was a particularly touching story due to its many inconsistencies, inconsistencies that could have easily been uncovered and kept this entire family far from the last steps of eviction. Chris’ story represents the story of so many families across America that are being robbed of their security by big banks and investors that continue to profit off the backs of the working class people.

AFSC is excited to support this important, historic work as the Atlanta metro area faces hundreds and thousands of foreclosures this calender year.

Jeff Thigpen to address crowd at “Save Our Community: Fight Foreclosure!”

Click above to download flyers

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PRESS ADVISORY
Contact: Nathan Pius, [email protected]; 732-570-8847

Free Event: Movie Premier at Carolina Theater

“Let’s Lose Our House: A Modern Foreclosure Tale”

Film Stars, Robots, Crowds and a Red Carpet

Attendees at a free red carpet Premier for the locally-produced social and political action movie, “Let’s Lose Our House: A Modern Foreclosure Tale” scheduled at the Carolina Theater on Wednesday, March 14, will hear remarks from Guilford County Register of Deeds Jeff Thigpen. The web site FireDogLake lauded Thigpen, who has gained national acclaim as an advocate against fraudulent foreclosures, stating: “Thigpen’s investigation was one of the first systematic assessments of mortgage document fraud in the entire country,” and “The man is dedicated to pursuing justice for those who have been wronged by the financial services industry.”

In appreciation of his efforts Thigpen will receive autographs from the film’s robotic “Robo-Signers.” who will make a special appearance at the premier.

“Let’s Lose Our House” is a smart and funny look at the often misunderstood roots of the housing crash. This short film follows the “all American family” from buying their first home to seeing it foreclosed on and shows how banks and the large financial industry destroyed people’s lives through fraudulent practices. Produced by the Foreclosure Working Group of Occupy Greensboro, the event will unite homeowners facing foreclosure with available resources to understand, recognize and dispute fraudulent practices.

This is shaping up to be a huge civic action event in Greensboro so mark your calendars now.

Updates posted to: https://occupyforeclosure.org

This event will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:00P.M. at the Carolina Theater in Greensboro; 310 South Greene St.

Foreclose The Banks!

By Foreclose The Banks

This spring, the 99% is taking on Bank of America. For too long they’ve preyed on us — but now, we’re turning the tables. Instead of letting the bank foreclose on us, we’re going to foreclose on the bank. On February 29th, and March 15, April 15th and May 15th we will move our money, put our bodies on the line and bring their crimes to light. It time to break up the bank and create real alternatives. Come out for the big days of action and share your everyday local actions on the Foreclose The Banks website.

Go to their website for more information, downloadable flyers, posters and more.

Free Event: “Save Our Community: Fight Foreclosure!” Movie Premier at Carolina Theater

PRESS ADVISORY
Contact: Nathan Pius, [email protected]

“Let’s Lose Our House: A Modern Foreclosure Tale”

Film Stars, Robots, Crowds and a Red Carpet

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A free red carpet Premier for the locally-produced social and political action movie is scheduled at the Carolina Theater on Wednesday, March 14. Movie “stars” including the robotic “Robo Signers” will make their arrival via special transportation at 7:00pm. Local housing counselors will be on hand in the theater lobby before and after the screening to offer advice, direction and assistance to attendees fighting foreclosure. Experts on foreclosure procedures will address attendees and educate participants on their legal rights and remedies against fraudulent foreclosure practices.

“Let’s Lose Our House” is a smart and funny look at the often misunderstood roots of the housing crash. This short film follows the “all American family” from buying their first home to seeing it foreclosed on and shows how banks and the large financial industry destroyed people’s lives through fraudulent practices. This film was produced by the Foreclosure Working Group of Occupy Greensboro, North Carolina.

Further details will be released as they become available.

This is shaping up to be a huge civic action event in Greensboro so mark your calendars now.

This event will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:00P.M. at the Carolina Theater in Greensboro; 310 South Greene St.

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