MN: Major Cruz Campaign DevelopmentOccupyOurHomes on October 22, 2012
Home occupier Alejandra Cruz with Occupy Homes MN has a big update from her family's fight for their home. In an email she writes:
Friends and Supporters,
As my family stood up against the banks' unjust foreclosure, we were joined by hundreds of thousands of people around the country. With support from Occupy Homes MN, we traveled to Freddie Mac's offices in Chicago and to their national headquarters in Washington, D.C. to demand they work with our family and others like us who are at risk of losing their homes.
Though we were evicted after 5 raids on the house, during which 37 of our friends were arrested while peacefully defending our home, our story gained national media attention. Our story is inspiring many other families to fight back.
And it isn't over. I just learned that our family's home has been placed on the market for sale and now we have a chance at winning back our home once and for all.
Thanks to all of your support, PNC Bank has come to the table and agreed to work with our family to buy back our home at a reduced price reflecting real market value that our family can afford.
Unfortunately, Freddie Mac, who now owns the property, is refusing to sell it to us.
Freddie Mac has a malicious policy against selling homes back to the families they evict. Together, we've come a long way to reach an agreement with PNC and now Freddie Mac is all that stands between our family and our home. With your support, we can win back our home.
Keep an eye out for actions and next steps this week.
As my brother David says, "The strength that we have is the power of truth, the power of justice. We may not have millions of dollars but what we have is love, what we have is truth, what we have is each other." We are continuing our fight for justice, not only for our own family but for all families facing unjust foreclosures and evictions. We shall not be moved.
Si se puede,