The Cullors Family Will Be EvictedFrom their Rosedale Park Home by Bank of America & Fannie MaeTaxpayers bailed out the bank and the Feds took over Fannie Mae in 2008. They were “too big to fail,” and the Cullors are “too small to count…” Unless We Act!You Can Help Stop this Eviction 3 Ways:1)Join us at the Cullors’ home this Saturday, November 10, at 10:00 a.m. for a rally and march to the nearby Bank of America branch at 17540 Grand River Ave. 2) Join us in the courtroom of Judge Patricia Jefferson on Tuesday, November 13 at 9:00 a.m. at 36th District Court, 421 Madison St. in downtown Detroit near Greektown. We can show the Judge the community wants the Cullors in their home. 3) Call the numbers at the bottom of this message and tell Bank of America to buy back the mortgage and modify the loan, and tell Fannie Mae to either force the bank to do so, or sell the home to a non-profit buyer at its current value so the Cullors can arrange to stay in their home. Jerry Cullors is a retired bakery truck driver and Teamster who had to take steep wage and pension cuts to keep Wonder Bread solvent. That made it hard to pay the mortgage serviced by Countrywide, the predatory lender now owned by Bank of America. Bank of America led the Cullors to believe … [read more] Continue reading →
City Council went into recess on August 1, 2012, however there is so much happening at this time that a special session was under discussion weeks prior. We’ve received the agenda for the meeting and these topics are present:
Provide Assessors, city must have positions filled ASAP
Resolution authorizing a ballot proposal to Approve Public Safety Millage requested by Board of Police Commissioners
Resolution for William Charity Fund, petition #2515
Proposal to amend Chapter 61 of the 1984 Detroit City Code, with regard to provisions for School Building Adaptive Re-Use. A public hearing will be scheduled.
Discussion of issues relative to the Detroit Workforce Development Department and the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion.
Public comments will also be heard.
Notable Protest Activity
Occupy Detroit is working with Free Detroit No Consent and union representation in preparing a public awareness action that we hope will attract the eyes of the nation. Call it a premonition if you’d like.
Lords and Ladies it is time to MOVE OUT! Michigan has suspended Emergency Managers. Your eviction notice is being served and the trucks are coming.
When: Saturday, July 21 – 12:00 noon Where: 5900 Michigan Avenue in Detroit Key topic #1: Eviction Defense for Jennifer Britt Key topic #2: Public Act 4 — Emergency Manager Law
Jennifer Britt of Rosedale Park is scheduled to receive a Writ of Eviction on this Wednesday, July 18. The Occupy Detroit Eviction Defense Committee will be supporting her, as will Occupy’s coalition partners: People Before Banks, UAW Local 600, and Moratorium NOW! However, all hands are needed in this effort, and they are needed now. Join the discussion of how best to support Jennifer and to build a movement to prevent unnecessary evictions. See full details and join the anti-eviction vigil here.
Sufficient petition signatures were gathered to place the Emergency Manager Law on the November ballot. Yet, stalling tactics are being used throughout Michigan Courts and Administration to prevent that from happening. This amounts to targeted voter suppression, labor repression, and enduring community oppression. Immediate resistance through sustained action is essential in the coming days. Come learn what groups are involved in fighting back across the state against the Emergency Manager Law, what actions are planned, as well as discuss how we can make a difference NOW and in the months ahead.
Neighbors and Supporters Start Vigil to Oppose Fannie Mae Eviction of Jennifer Britt
Offices of Senators Stabenow and Levin Seek Solution
What: Vigil at home of Jennifer Britt in opposition to Fannie Mae eviction
When: Continuing Friday, July 20, and thereafter, until resolved
Where: 15701 Warwick St. at Midland, Detroit’s Rosedale Park, south of Grand River
Who: Neighbors, community advocates, union members, and faith-based advocates allied with the Eviction Defense Committee of Occupy
Supporters of Jennifer Britt and her family are mounting a vigil that will continue Friday and next week Continue reading →