—WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED—
Dear SAFE Supporter –
6:30PM, Tuesday December 17th – SAFE’s last weekly meeting of the year. Food will be served! WE WILL NOT BE MEETING ON Tuesday December 24th or 31st.
Where: The SAFE House, Bethany UCC, 6230 Beacon Ave S (corner of Graham St), Seattle WA 98108
4:30PM, Friday December 13th – Demand Delivery to BofA Downtown. This will be the start of SAFE’s collectivized campaign for multiple households against a single Wall Street Bank. We will march into the bank and announce our demands from Bank of America, effectively putting the bank on notice. We’ll be making a collective demand for Jane, Ismael, and Rosie.
Where: Meet up at 5th and Madison, east entrance of Seattle Public Library map
4:30PM, Monday December 16th– Candlelight Vigil and Press Conference for Jen Wallis. Another family displaced in Seattle, Jen is a single mom who wanted to pay to stay in her home, but the bank refused to negotiate with her and Fannie Mae who took ownership refused to allow her to rent. Eviction was scheduled for the day before Thanksgiving. Jen’s Story
Where: 2311 SW Myrtle St., Seattle, WA 98106 map
Friday December 20th – RCO Auction Protest for Janine Fleming. We’ll be protesting homes being illegally auctioned by this corrupt company, specifically Janine’s.
Where: 13555 Southeast 36th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006. We’ll be meeting at the corner of SE 36th St and SE 37th St directly behind their parking lot at 9:50AM. map
January 7th 2014 – SAFE Board Election. The first General Meeting of 2014 will include voting for Board members. There are open positions and members are invited to nominate themselves. The Board meets monthly and is responsible for SAFE Finances.
Where: The SAFE House, Bethany UCC, 6230 Beacon Ave, Seattle WA 98108.
1PM, Tuesday December 17th– City Council Vote. The full City Council will be voting on Resolution 31495 presented by the Seattle City Council Housing, Human Services, Health, and Culture Committee Meeting. A Resolution exploring mortgage principle reduction and other foreclosure prevention programs for low-income homeowners in order to support and revitalize communities impacted by the foreclosure crisis.
Where: Seattle City Hall, 4th Ave and James St. map
OUR RECENT EVENTS:
On Friday December 6th, SAFE members attended three protests, despite the freezing cold weather. The first protest was organized by WA CAN against RCO/Northwest’s home auction and it was VERY EFFECTIVE! We caused so much disruption that they postponed the auction until 1pm. Then several SAFE members went back at 1pm to protest again and managed to get Mila’s house taken off the auction list. Then later on Friday evening SAFE held a protest for Jane at the BofA on Beacon Hill. We had a big turnout of over thirty people and Kshama Sawant also came out to support Jane! Members of the singing Labor Force joined us and sang songs in the holiday spirit. We made a lot of noise and created awareness in the community of BofA’s criminal activities. One lady who saw us protesting went into BofA and closed her bank account with them!
On Wednesday December 11th, Rosie’s mediation was filled with delays, excuses, and frustrations again. Olu went with Rosie and the bank of course demanded more paperwork they never mentioned before, deliberately dragging the process out. The next mediation date is in March 17th.
Also on Wednesday December 11th was the Seattle City Housing Committee. Josh, Bryce, Sonia, Bruce and Jane all gave testimony to much cheers and applause. Other members of the public who are not in SAFE also mentioned SAFE and asked the committee why SAFE was not being invited into their private meetings to find solutions. SAFE is making waves and people know we are defending them on the front lines! The resolution passed by the Housing Committee will go for a vote at the full city council meeting on December 17th, details above.
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