May 21, 2013
"From Florida to New York desperation and outrage towards banks is increasing as the foreclosure rate puts tens of thousands at risk of losing their homes every month.
Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of DC calling for bankers to be held responsible and prosecuted for sweeping foreclosure practices which they call 'troubling.'
Hundreds of protesters called for the US Department of Justice to demand an end to mass foreclosures."
May 20, 2013
“Bring Justice to Justice” demands relief from foreclosure crisis, objects to AG Holder’s declaration that banks are too big to jail
In Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 20th, hundreds of homeowners facing foreclosure and housing rights activists from across the country will rally outside of the United States Department of Justice to demand Attorney General Holder hold the Wall Street Banks that ravaged America’s economy accountable. Dozens of struggling homeowners are prepared to risk arrest in non-violent civil disobedience or set up an ongoing occupation outside the Department of Justice until demands for Wall Street accountability and relief for their communities are addressed.
The rally will begin at Freedom Plaza at 1:45pm on May 20th. Activists will march to the Department of Justice at 2:00pm. The rally is organized by Homeowners fighting foreclosure, activists, Home Defenders League & Occupy Homes.
Monday’s protest is a sign of rising anger at Wall Street bankers who have gone unpunished, and the continuing lack of adequate relief to struggling homeowners and communities. Following Attorney General Holder’s assertion that some financial institutions are too big to jail, more than 330,000 Americans have signed a petition circulated by the Campaign for a Fair Settlement and others calling on President Obama to repudiate Holder’s remarks.
Organizers of the “Bring Justice to Justice Rally” sent a letter to Attorney General Holder this week requesting a meeting to outline their dismay over the failure of the Obama administration to prosecute Wall Street banks for crimes that caused the financial crisis or deliver effective relief to homeowners battling the ongoing foreclosure crisis. Stories of homeowners fighting foreclosure and a petition to President Obama are collected at “100 Stories of What Wall Street Broke” blog. The costs of the ongoing foreclosure crisis and its effect on racial disparities are documented in a new report, “Wasted Wealth.”
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