M14: Occupy Homes MN and Homeowners Facing Foreclosure to March on Home of US Bank CEO Richard DavisOccupyOurHomes on March 14, 2012
WHEN: Wednesday March 14th, 5:00PM
WHERE: Meet at Loring Park, East Fountain, march to Richard Davis' house.
WHO: Occupy Homes MN, Homeowners facing foreclosure
On Wednesday, March 14, at 5:00pm Occupy Homes MN will hold a march to US Bank CEO Richard Davis' Minneapolis home as part of the Occupy Homes national week of action on the banks. The march will be led by the family of homeowner Monique White, Vietnam Veteran John Vinje and others facing foreclosure and eviction at the hands of US Bank, demanding that US bank negotiate with them rather than throw them out of their homes.
"We want to respectfully ask Mr. Davis and US Bank to work with customers like me to keep us in our homes. We bailed them out with our tax dollars when they were in trouble at the start of the housing crisis they created, now we need them to work with us to help stabilize our communities, instead of tearing them apart." Said Monique White
Since October, protesters have attempted to bring attention to Minneapolis-headquartered US Bank for their ongoing role in the foreclosure crisis. While speaking at an event hosted by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Davis, whose 2011 total compensation topped $18 million, allegedly told homeowners fighting foreclosure and their supporters rallying outside the event to "get over it.'
"These executives have been making life hell for the average American, while they're making record profits and have a comfy home to sleep in. Its up to us to stand together and pressure the banks to make things right with the American people. If they can negotiate a solution with me, there's no reason they can't do the same for millions of other homeowners fighting to keep a roof over their family's heads." said Bobby Hull, a veteran and homeowner who won back his home through a nationwide public pressure campaign after US Bank purchased it at the sheriff sale. He is now fighting to help other homeowners get the same deal he did to keep them in their homes.
"Do you know how much US Bank CEO Richard Davis made last year? Over 18 million dollars. And now he wants my house without so much as a good faith negotiation? Well guess what... he can't have it!" said John Vinje, US Bank customer fighting foreclosure and Vietnam Veteran.
"For someone making $18 million dollars a year as the CEO of a company making record profits to be throwing families out of their homes is beyond comprehension,' said Nick Espinosa, an organizer with Occupy Homes MN, "all we're asking for is simply that US Bank try to keep families in their homes rather than throw them out."
Occupy Duluth is also scheduled to hold an action on US Bank this Wednesday protesting their role in the foreclosure crisis.
Contact: Anthony Newby, 612-327-9453 or Nick Espinosa 612-432-8888