M13 Atlanta: Take action with the Pittman Family against ChaseOccupyOurHomes on March 13, 2012
The Pittman Home at 404 Glen Iris is currently under occupation by members of the Atlanta community. Eloise Pittman was a retiree of Atlanta Public Schools who was given a predatory loan, now owned by Chase Bank, and fell behind on her mortgage payments due to the interest rate of 10.8%. The increased stress of unaffordable payments combined with cancer led to her death in November. The story of the Pittman family brought the occupiers to move in December 6th, 2011 to prevent the eviction of her surviving family.
Our country is being systematically destroyed by the corrupt banking system that held the entire country hostage in 2008. While the banks received unimaginable amounts of money to stabilize their institutions, they continued their criminal practices that have destabilized our neighborhoods. There are millions of empty homes and evictions continuously underway while bank profits increase.
Across the country, people live in constant fear of not being able to pay for housing. This doesn't have to be this way. Housing is essential to human life.
Jamie Dimon, we demand the release of the Pittman home deed in Atlanta, as well as the discontinuance of the foreclosure on the home of Alma Counts in Detroit. Until there is a permanent moratorium on all evictions there will be no "business as usual" for Chase Banks nationwide.
Take action by signing this petition to Chase in support of the Pittman family.