Common Law teamed up with NEDAP (the Neighborhood Economic Development and Advocacy Project) to deliver a little bit of truth to the Wells Fargo shareholders meeting in April!
NEDAP hand-delivered video messages from homeowners to the CEO of Wells Fargo during the bank’s annual shareholder meeting and presented a shareholder resolution that would address the bank’s discriminatory mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices.
All of the homeowners in the videos are from Common Law’s legal clinic and are active Foreclosure Resisters!
You can see everyone’s videos here:http://nedap.org/WellsFargo.html
Members of the Foreclosure Resisters were recently interviewed on KDVS FM’s show “Speaking in Tongues” to discuss Common Law’s foreclosure prevention legal clinic and the formation of Foreclosure Resisters. To listen to the radio show, click here.
Common Law contributed its essay “Courtrooms as Spaces for Activism” for Mobilizing Ideas, an online forum that focuses on interdisciplinary perspectives on social movements. Click here to read the essay.
Read about how homeowners are coming together to fight back against the banks!
We’re excited to introduce Foreclosure Resisters – our quarterly newsletter for homeowners fighting back against foreclosures! The first issue of Foreclosure Resisters shares four major court victories of homeowners representing themselves against big banks – and winning!
Common Law’s legal clinic for homeowners in foreclosure has a new home! The legal clinic now meets at NESRI (90 John Street, Suite 308) in Manhattan. Our legal clinic is every Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
If you are a homeowner in foreclosure and would like to attend Common Law’s legal clinic, please call our office to schedule an appointment: 212-213-3920.
At the legal clinic, you will:
–Learn about your rights and options as a homeowner
–Learn about the foreclosure process
–Learn about your legal defenses
–Receive help drafting important court documents
–Meet with attorneys for individualized assistance
–Join a community of homeowners and attorneys fighting back against foreclosure!
*Artwork by Seth Tobacman
Friday, September 21st
Sixth Street Community Center (638 6th Street, Manhattan)
6:30pm – 10pm
Tickets will be sold at the door:
$20 (low-income / student)
$50 (regular admission)
If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, please click here.
As part of a growing movement for a people’s moratorium on foreclosures, Common Law will be participating in another auction blockade in the Bronx on March 26th. Please join us as we, along with dozens of other housing activists, sing “Listen Auctioneer.”
St. Pat’s for All welcomes all to celebrate Irish heritage and culture regardless of race, gender, creed or sexual orientation. Common Law (joined by 20 allies/supporters) was proud to march with the peace and justice contingent in the parade this year.
In October 2011 and again in January 2012, Common Law joined housing activists from Organizing for Occupation to block the public auction of foreclosed homes. We are part of a larger movement to lift every voice and sing in a moratorium on all foreclosures. Recently, the auction blockades were covered by the Rachel Maddow Show:
Voices for the Downtrodden