Holiday Moratorium on Foreclosures & Evictions
November 24, 2011 through January 2, 2012
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Press Conference – Tuesday, December 6, 2011
10:00AM – 15 Hill Drive, Petaluma CA
(PETALUMA, 12/2/11) Following the Petaluma City Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution in support of the “Holiday Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions,” Occupy Petaluma is moving forward with a national campaign to draw attention and bring relief to the many Americans caught in the housing crisis ravaging our country and communities. Occupy Petaluma feels that, as responsible citizens, we can’t just sit by and watch while so many lives are disrupted and destroyed by impersonal financial mechanisms, especially when it isn’t even good for our economy.
On Tuesday, December 6th, at 10:00AM, Occupy Petaluma will hold a press conference in front of a Petaluma home currently in jeopardy of foreclosure. Wendy Booth, the owner of a house located at 15 Hill Drive, just west of the intersection of Webster St. and Western Ave., will share her personal story of a fruitless, two year struggle with the Fulfillment Department of Citibank to obtain a crucial mortgage modification that would allow her to remain in her home of eight years – the home in which she raised her son, a Casa Grande senior, and the roof under which she hoped to grow old.
The next speaker, Tim Nonn, will explain how Occupy Petaluma is seeking to assist people like Wendy, working with banks and local service organizations to alleviate the trauma attached to their dramatic predicament and help them avoid eviction. He will also announce the details of an urgent informational conference that Occupy Petaluma is hosting on Sunday, December 18th - a gathering where local government officials, clergy, real estate agents, bank managers and representatives of social service groups like Catholic Charities will be invited to meet and respond to a concerned public, including many of those currently facing foreclosure.
As Wendy Booth put it: “I live on the best little street in Petaluma. I don’t want to leave my neighbors. They’re like family to me. I can rely on them for anything in a pinch.” This press conference is the first of a series of actions planned by Occupy Petaluma to demonstrate to Wendy, as well as to others caught in this devastating national housing crisis, that we are all neighbors, ready to do all we can in a pinch.
The Holiday Moratorium on Foreclosures & Evictions press conference -Tuesday December 6th, 10:00AM, 15 Hill Drive, Petaluma CA.
currently holding ground for the 99% at Penry Park, Petaluma CA