The Progressive


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For Immediate Release

Michael Premo, 917-547-1292

December 6: Occupy Wall Street "Goes Home"

National Day of Action to Stop (and Reverse) Foreclosures


The fight to reclaim democracy from the banks is growing from Wall Street to Main Street.

On Tuesday, December 6th Occupy Wall Street will join in solidarity with a Brooklyn, NY community to liberate a foreclosed home.

This action is part of a national kick-off for a new frontier for the occupy movement: the liberation of vacant bank-owned homes for those in need, and the defense of families under threat of foreclosure and eviction. Actions will take place in more than 20 cities across the country on Tuesday.

The Brooklyn action will convene at 1:00pm Tuesday. We are gathering at Pennsylvania and Livonia in East New York, Brooklyn (3 train to Pennsylvania or L train to Livonia) at 1:00pm to march through a neighborhood on the front lines of the economic crisis.

Along the way, we will take stock of foreclosed properties for the growing Occupy Real Estate Listing Service, so families can reclaim foreclosed homes in their neighborhood -- and connect with allies in their communities to defend the human right to a home.

The march will end at a housewarming and block party for the family and their neighbors. Neighbors and supporters will bring housewarming gifts and food to share.

The banks got bailed out, but our families across America are getting kicked out.

Millions of Americans lost their homes in the Wall Street recession and one in four homeowners are currently underwater on their mortgages. The 99% is bearing the brunt of a crisis caused by Wall Street and big banks.

That's why, all across the country, Americans have begun standing up to the banks that are trying to evict them. The NYC foreclosure tour and home re-occupation is part of a big national day of action on December 6 that will focus on the foreclosure crisis and protest fraudulent lending practices, corrupt securitization, and illegal evictions by banks. The Occupy movement actions, including eviction defense at foreclosed properties and takeovers of vacant properties by homeless families, will take place in more than 20 cities across the country.

Wall Street and the big banks are making record profits while most Americans are struggling to stay in their homes. Banks break the law with immunity, but millions of us get served with eviction. Banks make trillions and get bailouts, while we face record unemployment and record debt.

No more! Our system has been serving Wall Street, big banks, and the one percent.

We are the 99%. We are reclaiming our democracy. And we are reclaiming our homes.

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan's Financial District, and has spread to more than 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. For more visit