Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, speaking at the Moratorium NOW! conference on "How the Banks Destroyed Detroit" held at UAW Local 22 on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Over 20 speakers addressed the event. (Photo: Abayomi Azikiwe), a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO FIGHT FORECLOSURES
Saturday – March 31, 2012 – Detroit, Michigan
Central United Methodist Church – 2nd Floor
23 E. Adams St. (at Woodward Ave.)
10:00 am to 6:00 p.m.
Agenda and registration on line at www.nationalmoratorium.org
Call 313-319-0870 for more information
Organizations active in fighting foreclosures and staging home occupations and demonstrations at banks to defend homeowners, will be meeting together in Detroit on Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Participating organizations include the Michigan Moratorium Now! Coalition, Take Back the Land, the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Oregon’s Project REconomy, the Bail out the People Movement, Occupy activists from Los Angeles, Wisconsin and Atlanta, North Carolina FIST, Occupy Detroit and other community organizations and activists from across the U.S.
At the conference, activists will share experiences with direct actions stopping foreclosures and evictions and confronting the banksters and discuss campaigns to occupy vacant homes.
The conference will especially focus on building a national campaign for a two year moratorium on all foreclosures and foreclosure-related evictions. With the federal government now controlling 75% of all mortgage loans through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD, President Obama has the absolutely authority to declare a Moratorium on Foreclosures through executive order. The conference will report on various moratorium bills introduced across the U.S., and plan demonstrations to press this urgent demand in light of the continuing and growing foreclosure epidemic destroying our communities.
The public is invited to attend this important event.