BeFair Pirates Take Action Against Foreclosures & Evictions
Declare America an Eviction Free Zone and
Bail Out America with Universal Principal Reduction.
For immediate release August 3, 2012
Seafair BeFair Pirates Take Action Against Foreclosures & Evictions
Details will be posted at BeFairPirates.org
On Friday, August 3rd, local advocates will respond to a recent decision by the Federal Housing Finance Agency director, Ed Demarco, preventing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from negotiating lower interest rates and principal reduction. Activists attending Backbone Campaign’s annual action camp from across the country, are coming to support SAFE (Standing Against Foreclosure & Eviction) in Seattle with a demonstration at 3pm Friday August 3rd during SeaFair. Demonstrators will be gathering along the NE Coast of Seward Park Peninsula with the water spectacle occurring just offshore. They will send a clear message through spectacle and direct action that homeowners will accept no more excuses. The time to act in defense of our homes and our communities is now.
The demonstration is being called by the Backbone Campaign, a Vashon-based group that specializes in spectacle imagery and political theater, and SAFE, a Seattle grassroots organization working to stop foreclosures and evictions through direct action and legal/counseling support.
The political theater will include a Pirate Chorus from the BeFair Pirates, a water action including an ‘underwater’ home saved by the BeFair Pirates from a greater than life-size puppet of a Wall St banker. Demonstrators will also deliver a demand that King County sheriffs department stop forcing people from their homes due to foreclosure.
What: Multiple demonstrations and political spectacles.
When: At 3pm Friday August 3rd during SeaFair.
Where: North end of Seward Park Peninsula with water spectacle just off-shore
Sponsors: Backbone Campaign, SAFE (Standing Against Foreclosure & Eviction), and City Life/Vida Urbana
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 activists from the Backbone Campaign’s Localize This! Artful Activism and Creative Organizing camp joined SAFE in Seattle to canvas the Beacon Hill neighbors in foreclosure and pledge to fight with them to keep their families in their homes. Representative from City Life/Vida Urbana of Boston shared victory stories and their strategy to inspire the community and guide Seattle activists in their nascent but powerful effort.
After an inspiring evening presentation by City Life organizers training at the camp, we declared Beacon Hill an Eviction Free Zone with projection on the Pacific Medical building.