Friday, December 9, 2011

Fighting foreclosure

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Dear friend,

On Tuesday, all over America, the 99% launched "Occupy Our Homes." In dozens of cities people joined occupations and major protests to defend families threatened by foreclosure. They bravely confronted greedy banks that are letting houses sit empty while too many people struggle to find a place to call home.

I believe Tuesday marks the opening of a major new front for our movement, and I am so inspired by the stories I've heard of brave homeowners and their communities rising up together to say "enough" to the foreclosure crisis.

I want to share a truly touching video that tells the story of one of these homeowners. Take a look:

Watch the video

The story is powerful and sharing it helps us all find our own courage to take action. When you hear Vietnam veteran Bobby Hull in Minneapolis, who is facing foreclosure in the dead of winter, you know that these people shouldn't lose their homes. And you know that it's the big banks that are in the wrong.

So take a look and if you have a story of your own to share, you can submit it to the folks at Occupy Our Homes and use your own voice to help push back against foreclosure:

Defending our homes and putting an end to the foreclosure crisis is such a powerful next step for the growing 99% movement. Together we can hold the big Wall Street banks accountable and rebuild the American Dream.

Thanks for all you do.

–Van, Natalie, Billy, Ian, Jim, Somer, and the Rebuild team

P.S. You can see even more inspiring stories from Occupy Our Homes of homeowners and communities fighting back against foreclosure here:

Rebuild the Dream and MoveOn are committed to nonviolence in the long tradition of protest movements throughout our history that have brought America closer to our founding dream—liberty and justice for all. As progressives we respect all people, and will not support or endorse any violence or property destruction.

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