January 30: March against Underwater Mortgages!

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with City Life/Vida Urbana, Chelsea Collaborative, Occupy Wall Street, and Mass Uniting.

Monday, January 30, NOON to 1:30 pm

Meet at JP Morgan Chase (50 Rowes Wharf), continue past Fannie Mae, and end at Bank of America (100 Federal Place)

BRING YOUR SWIMWEAR! Participants are encouraged to bring flippers, goggles, swimsuits, snorkels — or just wear something blue! Details at http://www.facebook.com/events/317533048289164/

25% of mortgages nationally are underwater. This means that the amount owed on the mortgage exceeds the value of the house. In this situation a homeowner can make years of payments without ever owning anything. Wall Street Banks profited off of (and promoted) a housing bubble that left millions with underwater loans, then received trillions in taxpayer bailouts. Still they want to keep homeowners on the hook for wildly inflated prices and evict families who can actually afford their homes at real value.


Other anti-foreclosure actions this weekend

Saturday, January 28, 10-2 p.m.
Anti-foreclosure Canvassing in Revere
145 Broadway, Revere, MA 21510

This weekend Occupy Boston will team up with the North Side Bank Tenants Association for an outreach canvass in Revere, going door-to-door to homes facing foreclosure to connect residents with a wider network of people in Boston fighting to keep their homes. Please join us! We have a long list, and need all the help we can get! IF YOU NEED A RIDE OR CAN PROVIDE ONE, email katie@occupyboston.org, or call 410-967-5207. to RSVP, go to http://www.facebook.com/events/194607813971825/
Sunday, January 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Organizer Training with City Life / Vida Urbana
284 Amory Street, 1st Floor, Jamaica Plain

Over the past four years, City Life / Vida Urbana and the Northside BTA has launched a successful anti-foreclosure campaign in Boston, combining direct action, legal assistance and alternative financing to pressure banks to accept rent from former homeowners and renegotiate underwater loans down to their real market value. This Sunday, there will be an open meeting with OB and OWS to discuss organizing within home defense campaigns – an informal gathering to talk about tactics and strategies, basebulding, and how to reach out to the wider community,.

We will also be making puppets and props in preparation for Monday’s rally! All are welcome – we hope you can make it out! Training is at 1 p.m. – puppets and props will kick off around 2 p.m. RSVPs are appreciated but not required – email katie@occupyboston.org for more details, or visit http://on.fb.me/xWiAAk






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