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Sent on: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 10:20 PM
BIG BANK BACKS DOWN--FOR NOW; HALTS FORECLOSURE ON CANCER PATIENT'S HOME AS CONGRESSMAN LEADS VIGIL *** ARTICLE written By MIRIAM RAFTERY, SD DFA MEMBER< TOO! Several SD DFA Members quoted in Article, too! You might recognize them! :o )!

Before you read the article below, I did Inform Howard Dean of our activities : Here are the emails to & from Kristina Powell, Executive Manager, Office of Governor Howard Dean.

On Sep 14, 2010, at 10:55 AM, Kristina Powell wrote:

Hi Carol,
That is fantastic to hear. I will definitely let Gov Dean and DFA know. Keep us updated.

Best,
Kristina


Kristina Powell
Office of Governor Howard Dean

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Carol Changus wrote:


Dear Kristina,

BOB & I00 FILNER FIGHTERS AGAINST FORECLOSURE, GOT UNION BANK TO CALL OFF THE FORECLOSURE FOR A FEW WEEKS AT LEAST!!!!! WE DID IT! CHECK THE TV! I Hope this catches on throughout the Country!

Would you please tell Howard Dean, Jim Dean, and everybody, the good results! We were on all SD TV News STATIONS! UNION BANK is owned by JAPANESE BANK, one of the Largest in the World!

Kristina, You are the Best!

Cheers,
Changus
I sent Howard 's Executive Manager a note about the foreclosure activites:

On Sep 14, 2010, at 10:55 AM, Kristina Powell wrote:

Hi Carol,
That is fantastic to hear. I will definitely let Gov Dean and DFA know. Keep us updated.

Best,
Kristina


Kristina Powell
Office of Governor Howard Dean
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Carol Changus wrote:


Dear Kristina,

BOB & I00 FILNER FIGHTERS AGAINST FORECLOSURE, GOT UNION BANK TO CALL OFF THE FORECLOSURE FOR A FEW WEEKS AT LEAST!!!!! WE DID IT! CHECK THE TV! I Hope this catches on throughout the Country!

Would you please tell Howard Dean, Jim Dean, and everybody, the good results! We were on all SD TV News STATIONS! UNION BANK is owned by JAPANESE BANK, one of the Largest in the World!

Kristina, You are the Best!

Cheers,
Changus


ARTICLE & PHOTOS : http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4229


More September 2010 Articles People Power News Bob Filner foreclosure foreclosures Luz Maria Villanueva Ray Lutz
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By Miriam Raftery

Luz Maria Villanueva
?I hope this will spread across America.? - Congressman Bob Filner at a pre-dawn rally, where he announced that Union Bank called off plans to have the Sheriff issue a foreclosure notice today to evict a woman and her child with cancer

?We can join together and fight these banks.? ? Ray Lutz, 52nd Congressional district candidate

September 14, 2010 (Bonita) ? ?Thank you, thank you!? Luz Maria Villanueva?s voice was choked with emotion at a rally on her front lawn organized by Congressman Bob Filner (D-San Diego). Nearly 100 people turned out at 5:30 a.m. for a candlelight vigil to protest Union Bank?s announced plan to have the Sheriff?s department take Villanueva?s Bonita home. She has pleaded for a reprieve at least until her son, who is legally blind and has cancer, completes chemotherapy treatments.
Congressman Bob Filner leads rally to save woman's Bonita home from foreclosure.
?We?re going to stand together to change America,? said Rep. Filner. ?We have a president who talked about hope. We have to give him strength. The banks have taken over both parties.? He called for changes in the law to protect those victimized by predatory lending practices.

The rally drew widespread media attention; at least three major TV stations as well as print and online media reporters were on hand to cover the event.

Filner was willing to risk arrest to halt the foreclosure. The Congressman knows first-hand the effectiveness of civil disobedience to right a wrong; in the1960s he rode the Freedom Train to Mississippi, where he was arrested in a Civil Rights protest and jailed for several weeks after standing up for rights of African-Americans.

Although Villanueva attained a temporary stay when Union Bank called off the Sheriff today, the order could be reissued, Filner warned those present. ?We got them to back down, but we need you to be on call.?

The crowd responded by chanting, ?Stop Union Bank! Stop taking our homes!?

Members of the public who want to be notified of upcoming "stop foreclosure" rallies may follow Rep. Filner's Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/CongBobFilner.


Ray Lutz (back) , who is running against Rep. Duncan Hunter, stands with Rep. Bob Filner (front)
Ray Lutz, Democratic candidate in East County?s 52nd Congressional district, also stood with Filner and Villanueva at the rally. ?I think this is going to be a big tidal wave of fighting back against banks,? Lutz told East County Magazine. ?We?ve got to stop these foreclosures. If we stand together, we can get the government to help us, because they don?t have any spine unless we have a spine.?

Lutz said he wants to push the Obama administration to rewrite loans and reassess the value of homes, allowing homeowners to stay in their residences and pay what homes are actually worth. ?We need recognition that the bubble burst a long time ago. This is the best way to put our economy back on a solid footing,? Lutz added.

Filner and Lutz have met with organizations working to stop evictions.


Naa-Avorkor Okai, also facing foreclosure, says her bank falsified documents.
Evictions of people like Naa-Anoror Okai and James Tillory. ?I have proof that my bank changed my income, my marital status, and my ethnicity,? said Okai, who came out to show solidarity with Villanueva. After a Housing Commission worker found that the bank had falsified Fannie Mae documents before initiating foreclosure proceedings, Okai filed a lawsuit and sought help from Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego).

But when the Congresswoman contacted the bank, Okai said, ?They wouldn?t return her calls?Instead of working with me, they sold our loan to another lender.? Okai wants to save her home, but also hopes to see her bank prosecuted by the federal government for fraud.

Villanueva, who fell behind on payments due to divorce and her son?s medical bills, now waits and hopes that public pressure will persuade her bank to stop foreclosure proceedings and give her an opportunity to work out an arrangement to stay in her home and make payments. Today, she will take her son, who suffers from kidney disease as well as cancer, for a potentially life-saving infusion.

?We can?t give up,? the determined mother vowed.


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Fight Foreclosure: Make ?Em Produce The Note!
On September 14th, 2010 MikeCopass says:
http://www.consumerwarningnetwork.com/2008/06/19/produce-... People facing foreclosure in many states have used the strategy of forcing the bank to "produce the note" -- meaning the entity attempting to foreclose has to establish that they have the legal right to do so. WHO OWNS THE NOTE? "Your goal is to make certain the institution suing you is, in fact, the owner of the note (see steps to follow below). There is only one original note for your mortgage that has your signature on it. This is the document that proves you owe the debt." The massive securitization of mortgages by Wall Street appears to have led to an uncertain situation where the banks essentially try to bluff the homeowner. San Jose CA judge upholds strategy... http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/7_on_your_s... Is your mortgage one of 62 million held by MERS? Mortgage Electronic Registration System was created by the industry to simplify the securitization of loans. But "hoist on its own Petard" -- the bank cannot foreclose if the note is held by MERS. http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/2010... Moral of the Story: FACING A BAD MORTGAGE SITUATION? Get the facts. Know your options. Stand up to the bullies. Know that the bullies are cowards at heart.
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"When I need something done, I call Bob"
On September 14th, 2010 MikeCopass says:
Con't Bob Filner was one of MANY participants today on Butternut Hollow Drive who risked jail to help keep a family in their home this morning. This is the same Bob Filner who at age 17 rode a bus from Pittsburgh to the Deep South to stand up for civil rights in 1961 -- and spent two months imprisoned in a Mississippi jail after standing up for "Liberty and Justice for All." Conservatives in and out of the South Bay acknowledge that "When I need something done, I call Bob", which may give you insight into Mr Filner's re-election popularity in Imperial Valley and the South Bay and support from people from all walks of life and political stripes.

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