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.
Sep 14, 2010, at 10:55 AM, Kristina Powell wrote:
is fantastic to hear. I will definitely let Gov Dean and DFA know. Keep us
Governor Howard Dean
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Carol Changus
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
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!
are the Best!
I sent Howard 's Executive
Manager a note about the foreclosure activites:
On Sep 14, 2010, at
10:55 AM, Kristina Powell wrote:
That is fantastic to
hear. I will definitely let Gov Dean and DFA know. Keep us updated.
Office of Governor
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Carol Changus wrote:
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
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
ARTICLE & PHOTOS : http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4229
September 2010 Articles People Power News Bob Filner foreclosure foreclosures
Luz Maria Villanueva Ray Lutz
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
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
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
The crowd responded by chanting, ?Stop Union Bank! Stop taking
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
(back) , who is running against Rep. Duncan Hunter, stands with Rep. Bob
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
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!
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