Members and supporters of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition at the home of the Morris' in northwest Detroit. The senior citizens were threatened with foreclosure but have prevailed in their struggle to save their home. (Photo: Bryan Pfeifer), a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Occupy Detroit: Fighting Foreclosures, Evictions
Published : Monday, 03 Oct 2011, 11:29 PM EDT
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DETROIT (WJBK) - As hundreds of protesters are making their voices heard in New York with the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, Detroiters are working on their own economic movement.
Monday, a group called Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs met to talk about Michigan's current financial situation, but they're also trying to find solutions. "We've been instrumental in promoting a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. We have been very instrumental in saving the homes of many people here in the City of Detroit and through other parts of Michigan, " Abayomi Azikiwe of Moratorium Now! tells Fox 2.
If you're interested in joining the cause, the group meets Monday nights at 5920 Second Avenue in Midtown.
You can also show your support at the Occupy Detroit Rally Friday, October, 21st from noon to 8 p.m. at The Dodge Fountain in Hart Plaza.