OCCUPY DENVER HOLDS MARCH AND RALLY ADDRESSING THE HOUSING CRISIS AND RESULTING HOUSELESSNESS

November 30, 2011 in GA resolutions, Press, Uncategorized

Foreclosures equal homelessness. End foreclosures now. Stop corrupt bankers from kicking families out of their homes.

Occupy Denver is holding a march and rally drawing attention to the ongoing housing crisis caused by the 1% and the resulting increase of homeless families here in Denver. We are asking for the 99% to join us on Saturday Dec. 3 at Civic Center Park to stand up in solidarity with victims of the housing crisis. We will be inviting families who have lost their homes in the foreclosure crisis to share their stories in an open forum starting at 11:30am before the march.

Occupy Denver is currently looking for more individuals or families who are facing foreclosure or have been been foreclosed on. We would like to make sure that you have the opportunity to share your stories and your solutions at the rally this Saturday. Occupy Denver and other Occupations around the country are going to do what we can to stop foreclosures. Please email us at general@occupy.org to make sure your story can be shared.

The “mainstream media” has been asking what has brought us into the streets (as if they don’t already know). In 2008 the housing bubble burst and the markets crashed – the depression began. Banks had bundled our mortgages into complex packages and sold them to global bankers. Once their house of cards fell, we fell out of our houses. The foreclosures began, but the arrests of those responsible never happened. It’s time to address the roots of our problems, hold those responsible accountable and lend a hand to those in need during the holiday season and beyond.

The largest growing demographic of homeless people in Denver are families. Many Denver families are facing foreclosures during the holiday season. Governor Hickenlooper has a 10 year plan to end homelessness – we can’t wait ten years. The problems we face are too enormous to wait any longer. We are taking action. Working together to build a community, taking care of those in need and standing up together for the 99%. Its time to stand up and occupy our neighbors’ yards when the banks come to take our homes. Occupy Foreclosures.

Let’s brave the cold weather together and show solidarity with those who have lost everything during this crisis. United we stand. Stand up as one and demand an end to foreclosures, let families stay in their homes this holiday season. And for those who are already without a home, let’s come together and do what we can to provide them with opportunities. We invite the public to stay after the noon march and take part in an open forum on solutions. For those interested in learning what it is like and how to live houseless there will be an Urban Camping seminar at 4p.m. If you want to be an occupier but can’t occupy 24/7, we invite you this Saturday night to come occupy Civic Center Park with us.

In addition, Occupy Denver will be participating in the Occupy Foreclosures action in coordination with Occupations across America on December 6. Stay tuned for more details.