Dear MoveOn member,
Meet Dixie Mitchell. She's a mother, cancer survivor, and homeowner who came within days of losing her home.
After the economic collapse, as Dixie and her husband both battled illness, they were unable to make the rising payments on their house. Dixie spent months filling out paper work and making phone calls. But the bank refused to work with her. They sent her a foreclosure notice and scheduled an auction for October 28, 2011.
Fed up and desperate, Dixie decided to take matters into her own hands. She started an online petition and quickly gathered 7,000 signatures. Working with local, allied organizations, she then organized a simple event to deliver the petitions to her bank. They invited the media, and just two days later, the bank offered to modify her loan—and save her home.1
Homeowners are battling banks everyday. Dixie's story shows that when we stand up for ourselves and fight together, we can win.
Can you join the groundswell of homeowners who are taking action and start a petition calling on your bank to save your home?
As the public eye turns toward these cases, banks are taking action. That's why we've assembled a guide to give homeowners some of the tools to start building the same kind of pressure Dixie began. There's no guarantee that your bank will do what's right—but by organizing community support and telling the media your story, you'll have a little more leverage in dealing with your bank.
On the national level, momentum is building. On Tuesday, President Obama announced a federal investigation into the Wall Street banks and the practices that led to the housing crisis.2 But the fight is not over—investigations take time and many homeowners cannot afford to wait. If you're one of these homeowners, please use this guide to help take back the homes of the 99%.
Thanks for all you do.
–Elena, Stefanie, Lenore, Eli, and the rest of the team
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