From Springfield No One Leaves:
"END ALL NO FAULT EVICTIONS AFTER FORECLOSURE!"
For six years we've been making this demand across Massachusetts and backing it up by being ready to resist bank attempts to evict families for no reason at all! Last night at our weekly Bank Tenant Association meeting we discussed the possibility of two of our members (the Mendez Family & the Tucker Family) facing evictions as early as August 3rd. Both families have move-out dates scheduled for July 31st. The BTA voted to use civil disobedience if necessary to block the evictions of the Mendez Family and/or Tucker family from their home.
Both the Mendez Family and Tucker Family are making demands long made by our movement - we are demanding that Aurora Bank & Deutsche Bank, respectively, stop No-Fault Evictions after foreclosure. Instead, we have a simple solution:
- ACCEPT RENT & MARKET THE PROPERTY OCCUPIED OR...
- SELL BACK AT THE CURRENT MARKET VALUE - THE SAME PRICE ANYONE ELSE WOULD BUY FOR!
Both the Mendez & Tucker Family's can afford their home after foreclosure, or can afford rent. In both cases they've offered to buy back at current value - and would even agree to share any equity appreciation in future. The Tucker family has secured financing from a non-profit to buy at current value in cash. But in both struggles, Aurora Bank and Deutsche bank are refusing to negotiate, instead continuing the banks practice of evicting families for no reason at all.
WHY EVICT A FAMILY THAT CAN PAY RENT?
We'll be ready to block these evictions, but we refuse to sit on the sidelines and simply wait for the bank to evict!. We're going on the offensive.
On MONDAY JULY 30TH & TUESDAY JULY 31ST we will hold back-to-back candlelight vigils to highlight the immorality of Aurora & Deutsche Bank's actions, make our demands clear, and send out a notice that Springfield will not allow for no-fault evictions of our neighbors! We'll be canvassing neighborhoods, reaching out to local elected representatives, building with ally organizations and getting media attention to spotlight the truly evil and unjust actions of the banks.
MONDAY JULY 30TH - 7:00 PM
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL VS. AURORA BANK
Mendez Family Home - 27 Talmadge Drive, Springfield, MA
TUESDAY JULY 31ST - 7:00 PM (in place of our SBTA meeting)
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL VS. DEUTSCHE BANK
Tucker Family Home - 53 Palo Alto Road, Springfield, MA
Please save the date - more details to come in the next 2 weeks!
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.
Peace and Solidarity,
Springfield No One Leaves/Nadie Se Mude