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Looks like a huge national movement is in progress to demand that banks make amends for the mortgage and foreclosure crisis.
I think that the October 30th VOICE action can be seen in this larger context, and adding to it, to demand that the banks respond and become part of the solution.
This is from my reading of both conservative and liberal press -- and coverage online under politics, government and finance in just the past week.
Here are two recent articles, and I hope that you will post the link to any you find here too.
Yes it would. In general, I would say go to the VOICE Group Page which everyone can see.
I do not see a specific discussion there yet, but the Group description has been changed to promote the action October 30th.
While there, it is a good time to join as a member of the Group Page -- members of the group can get messages from the core team and each other
I have asked a few VOICE core group members if they have something drafted to post.
From the Church bulletin -- information on October 30th.
VOICE: Foreclosure Action, October 30, from 4:00-6:00PM, Freedom High
School in Woodbridge
In April, VOICE launched a campaign to hold key financial
institutions accountable for the foreclosure crisis in Northern
Virginia. Almost half the homes in Prince William County are
worth less than their current mortgage debt, and more than
16,000 homes in Prince William County are in foreclosure, the
highest number of any Virginia locality. Join with other
VOICE congregations in demanding that the lenders
responsible for this crisis clean it up. VOICE is demanding
that the financial institutions:
1. Fix the broken mortgage modification system in Prince William County using
best practices already employed across the country.
2. Fund non-profit housing counseling services and outreach to help homeowners
secure loan modifications.
3. Capitalize a multimillion dollar reinvestment fund to reestablish home
ownership rates & to address neighborhood reinvestment needs.
Sign up at the VOICE table in the Fellowship Hall after services. Bus
transportation provided. For more information contact Jacomina de Regt
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robert Buckman (email@example.com)