Run On The Banks: No More Evictions or Foreclosures For Profit!

Occupy SF Housing Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Amitai Heller or Stardust, +1 415 937-7759, press@occupywallstwest.org

Run On The Banks: No More Evictions or Foreclosures For Profit!

San Francisco Protests to Keep Our Neighbors in Our Homes

San Francisco – January 3, 2012 – Occupy SF Housing today invited the 99% to participate in an escalating series of “Run On The Bank” actions to demand an end to for-profit evictions and foreclosures in San Francisco and beyond:

* 12:00-1:00pm, Thursday, January 5: Bank of America, 3250 Mission St.
Senior protestors from Occupy Bernal tell B of A to stop raising fees, pay fair taxes, and use the bailout money to stop foreclosures.

* 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 7: Persia Triangle in Excelsior District (Mission St., Persia Ave. and Ocean Ave. intersection)
The banks evict thousands of renters and homeowners in San Francisco each year. San Francisco’s Excelsior District has been especially hard hit by the wealthy 1% bank corporations preying on the 99%. This action will protest evictions and foreclosures by Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Chase, demand that the banks reverse evictions to get people back in their homes, and ask people of the Excelsior to withdraw their money from these predatory banks.

* 12:00-1:00pm, Thursday, January 12: Bank of America, 3250 Mission St.
Senior protestors from Occupy Bernal tell B of A to stop raising fees, pay fair taxes, and use the bailout money to stop foreclosures.

* 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 14: Plaza above 16th St Mission BART station
No more for-profit evictions in the Mission District!

* 6:00-8:00pm, Sunday, January 15: Location TBA
Occupy SF will conduct a General Assembly/Town Hall Meeting in the Mission District – everyone from the neighborhood is welcome/encouraged to attend and participate in an open discussion regarding issues local to the Mission and their correlation with the Occupy Movement

* All Day, Friday, January 20: Dozens of Locations Focused on SF Financial District
Occupy Wall St West actions to shut down the financial district’s banks and corporations most involved in evicting tenants and homeowners.

Occupy SF Housing is a coalition which includes Occupy SF, SF Tenants Union, Housing Rights Committee of SF, Causa Justa::Just Cause, Eviction Defense Collaborative, ACCE, Homes Not Jails and others. The coalition came together to stop banks from evicting tenants and homeowners from their homes through foreclosures or through their partnerships with real estate speculators.

To sign up for the presslist and/or obtain photos and video of the actions, see http://www.occupywallstwest.org/wordpress/?page_id=20

For more information, see http://www.occupywallstwest.org and http://www.occupysf.org.

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