ACTIVIST ALERT: Earlier today, five Minnesota activists were arrested as they stood in support of the Cruz family and their right to stay in their South Minneapolis home which faces foreclosure. Yesterday we asked you to make phone calls, now we need to join with other Minnesotans in urging the Hennepin County Sheriff to stop the arrests and the eviction while the family works with the bank.
Join Occupy Homes and other community members at noon today for a press conference on the steps of Minneapolis City Hall. From the press conference, we’ll march to Sheriff Stanek’s office, demanding that he stop the eviction process and allow the bank to resolve the issue.
As a result of the phone calls and other actions in recent days, encouraging signs of a potential resolution are coming from the bank, so it's time for the Sheriff's office to step back. Indeed, it's time for negotiation, not eviction.
If you can’t make it at noon, please keep making the phone calls we sent along yesterday:
1) Randy King, Executive Vice President, PNC Bank at (412) 762-2594
Request PNC a) to renegotiate the Cruz’s mortgage AND b) to tell Freddie Mac to halt the eviction.
2) Brad German, PR executive for Freddie Mac at (703) 903-2437
Request that Freddie Mac halt the eviction of the Cruz family.
3) Richard W. Stanek, Sheriff of Hennepin County at (612) 348-3744
Request that they not evict the Cruz family from their home.
4) Inspector Lucy Gerold, Minneapolis Police Department Precinct 3 at (612) 673-5703
Request that they not support the Sheriff’s eviction efforts.
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