Bail Out the People Movement
55 W. 17th St. 5th Fl
NY NY 10011
March 6, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts: Larry Holmes 917-825-2303, Dustin Langley
Petition campaign generates 30,000 messages;
Protest Sunday 10 a.m. to demand: STOP the Foreclosure
In just over 48 hours, more than 30,000 messages have been
sent to NYC Mayor Bloomberg, the NYC City Council, the
Jacob Javits Center, and the Real Estate Disposition
Corporation (REDC)demanding the cancellation of a
foreclosure auction planned for this Sunday.
"Response has been overwhelming," said Sharon Black, an
organizer with the Bail Out the People Movement, the
initiator of the petition campaign. "People are outraged
that the very same banks who have received hundreds of
billions of dollars in bail out money are throwing poor
and working people out of their homes."
Activists are also planning to rally in front of the
auction on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. (at The Jacob
Javits Convention Center entrance, between 35th St and
36th St. and 11th Ave. in Manhattan).
"We're demanding that the auction be called off, and
calling for an immediate moratorium on foreclosures and
evictions," said Black, "It is obscene that people are
gathering to profit off of the misfortune of working
people who have lost their homes. We need a bail out for
working people, and an end to all foreclosures."
Organizers say that Sunday's protest will kick off a 'new
season of mass mobilizations,' leading to a National March
on Wall Street on April 3 and 4 (see
http://www.bailoutpeople.org for more information). More
than 50 organizing centers across the country are working
to publicize and organize transportation for the event,
which will kick off with a rally in front of the Stock
Exchange on 1:00 pm on April 3.