MEDIA ADVISORY: Events Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
For more information contact: Kevin Whelan 612-414-9731, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community members denounce Wells Fargo & US Bank for their heartless treatment of cancer patients
Events to take place in four cities Tuesday, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month demanding nationwide halt to foreclosures on cancer patients
Organizations fighting the housing crisis will disrupt business at bank offices in three cities on Tuesday, October 30th demanding that two major banks, Wells Fargo and US Bank, honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by halting foreclosures and evictions of cancer patients and others batting serious illness and instead negotiate fair and affordable mortgages that will allow families to stay in their homes.
The organizers are highlighting the cases of Jacqueline Barber of Georgia and Ana Casas Wilson in Los Angeles, California who are each battling cancer and working with housing activists to resist imminent evictions after facing foreclosure despite repeated pleas to the banks to renegotiate their home loans. Occupy Homes Atlanta activists have set up an encampment at the home of Jacqueline Barber, a retired police officer; the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) working to stop the eviction of Casas, a longtime advocate for the disabled.
EVENTS: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Minneapolis: 4:30 pm (Central time) – US Bancorp Center, 800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
Members of MN NOC and OccupyHomes MN will deliver petitions for US Bank CEO Richard Davis and speak on the health effects of foreclosure.
Contact person: Kevin Whelan 612-414-9731, email@example.com
Los Angeles: 11 a.m. (Pacific time) – Meet at L.A. Central Library (Flower St. entrance), 630 W. 5th St. Los Angeles, CA
Ana Casas and supporters from ACCE and Home Defenders League will travel to Wells Fargo and USBank buildings.
Contact person: Peter Kuhns, firstname.lastname@example.org, 213-272-1141
San Francisco: 3 pm (Pacific time) – Wells Fargo Headquarters, 464 California Street, San Francisco, CA
Activists with Occupy Bernal, ACCE, and Home Defenders League delegation will deliver petitions to Wells Fargo’s CEO to stop cancer foreclosures and negotiate with disabled homeowner Larry Faulks of San Francisco.
Contact person: Buck Bagot 415-385-0389, email@example.com
Atlanta: 12pm (Eastern time)1401 Peachtree Street Building
Press Conference: Police Veteran and Cancer Survivor Jacqueline Barber Announces Lawsuit and Denounces US Bank’s Heartless Treatment of Cancer Patients
Contact: Tim Franzen, 404-414-5521
National organizations including the Home Defenders League, OccupyOurHomes.org and the Healthcare for America Now (HCAN) have circulated petitions asking Wells Fargo and US Bank to “end morally repugnant sickness evictions.” For more information on the Casas and Barber cases visit: http://corporateactionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-wells-fargo-and-us-bank-to-end-sickness-evictions as well as http://www.homedefendersleague.org/2012/10/29/get-sick-lose-your-home/