For more information, contact Occupy Long Beach’s Internal Communications committee at email@example.com.
Also see our post “MLK Actions Jan. 7th & 14th.”
1. CALL TO ACTION:
Friday, January 13th
OCCUPY SAN PEDRO CALLS ON YOU TO BE THERE THIS FRIDAY AT 10: 30 AM AND TELL WELLS FARGO TO STOP ATTACKING THE 99%.
Now is the time to show our support for a local San Pedro family who is being shafted by Wells Fargo bank.
We have an action this Friday!! Please come to show your support if at all possible and tell your friends and neighbors. We want a good show of force and signs that are appropriate to the situation. All info is below.
Event: Foreclosure Press Conference w/ ACCE & Occupy San Pedro – https://www.facebook.com/events/336549246369323/
Address: 634 W. 22 nd Street (22nd and Gaffey in San Pedro)
Date: FRIDAY, January 13 at 10:30 am
Melvina and Richard Bogan are San Pedro residents. About ten years ago, after working for a lifetime to save up adequate money, the Bogans purchased a home with a 20% down payment. Despite their best planning, the Bogans, like so many others, were impacted by the economic crisis.
While they continued to make their house payments, they realized that they were eligible for a home loan modification and reached out to Wells Fargo in hopes of getting one. For over a year they attempted to get a modification and were continually denied by Wells Fargo despite the fact that they met all of the federal guideline qualifications.
In early 2011, the federal government sanctioned Wells Fargo, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase for failure to properly evaluate homeowners applying for the federal Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP). Wells Fargo was the only bank to deny that they had improperly implemented the program. However, from the federal government’s own statistics only 1/6 of all eligible homeowners are receiving HAMP modifications.
ACCE proposes a press conference at the Bogans’ home to call on Wells Fargo and the other big banks, who are responsible for well over half of all foreclosures, to stop improperly denying the thousands of hardworking families who have been impacted by the economic crisis and are eligible for modifications.
In addition, the city of LA has over $30 billion invested in big banks like Wells Fargo – at the event we would also promote the proposed Responsible Banking Ordinance, which would set up a reporting process for the city to consider in future bank investment
We are the 99%!
Diane L. Middleton
390 W. 40th Street
San Pedro CA 90731
310 560 2271
2, 3. CALL TO ACTION:
Saturday, January 14th
Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and Unity Parade – https://www.facebook.com/events/251521511581934/
Inter Occupy Meeting – https://www.facebook.com/events/163960837041353/
JOIN OLB 9:30 AM on MLK Blvd BETWEEN 7TH & 10TH STREETS. Most of us will be wearing OLB T-shirts or hoodies. You don’t have to sign in; we are already registered.
Please bring signs of peace and unity. We are planning some form of invisible street theatre and outreach while people are lined up waiting for the March to begin. Need lots of OLB participants.
THIS WILL BE FUN. Brings percussions instruments.
Parade is from 10:30am to 12:00pm – Ongoing festivities at King Park from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Inter Occupy meeting will also be held at King Park after at 1:00pm – Occupiers from other Southern California Occupations will join in a conversation about how, when and whre to set up future combined actions/meetings.
4. CALL TO ACTION:
Tuesday, January 17th
Court date for OLB members that were arrested in October for being in the park after 10:00 pm
Will be at Long Beach court house, they are due at 8:30 am, unsure what time they will be in front of the judge. Please come out and support them!
5. CALL TO ACTION:
Thursday, January 19th OLB will be going to Bank of America on Bellflower & Stearns to hold a protest demanding an investigation into banking practices during the housing bubble and ensuing mortgage crisis. More details coming soon.
6. CALL TO ACTION:
Friday, January 20th
Occupy the Courts – https://www.facebook.com/events/246338102096402/?ref=ts
Santa Ana Federal Courthouse, 411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA
On Friday January 20, 2012 we will gather in front of the federal building to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision.
Occupy the Courts will be a peaceful one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country. More than 100 cities across the U.S., including the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. will participate in this national day of action.