Friday, June 8, 2012
Like many families across the nation, the late Ms. Eloise Pittman was a victim of one of the worst cases of predatory lending. The Pittman family has been fighting to save their home since November 2011. For the family, this house is more than a building that gives shelter. It is a home that has been passed down through generations since the 1950's.
Occupy Atlanta and allies have(Including AFSC) been defending the home alongside the family since December of last year. After organizing marches, bank sit-ins, and petitions, they've been able to push Chase Bank to offer a price the Pittman's can afford...but there's a problem; they will only accept cash payment.
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A win for the Pittman family isn't just a win for the 99%, it's a message to the big banks that crashed our economy. We will no longer allow you to hold our communities hostage!
Thank you for reading this, and thank you for helping!
Posted by Atlanta Economic Justice Program/AFSC at 3:02 PM