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Justice (Not Sex) in the City: Occupy Wall Street & Housing Advocates Demand Accountability for Homeowners at Obama Fundraiser
Obama Campaign Fundraising at Home of Sarah Jessica Parker While Investigation of Wall Street Corruption Goes Begging
Tonight, members of F the Banks, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and local and national housing advocate groups will demand justice be brought to the banks by confronting Obama with his broken promises and deceptive funding priorities. While the President raises campaign funds at Sex In the City star Sarah Jessica Parker’s West Village townhouse, the underfunded and understaffed federal Mortgage Fraud Task Force leaves big banks free from accountability and millions of American homeowners screwed.
The Administration’s failure to investigate crimes which brought on the financial crisis will be met with a vibrant (and loud) presence for the second time in 10 days; the disparity between the millions raised by the Obama campaign and related PACs and the slow pace of the investigation will not go unchecked.
When/Where: Thursday, June 14th, 6pm: Convergence begins under the Arch at Washington Square Park. “Teach-in” of Occupy tactics; 7pm: March to Obama Fundraiser. Great photo opps. Who: F the Banks and OWS, VOCAL, Campaign for Fair Settlement.
In January’s State of the Union address, Obama announced the new “special unit” to investigate and “hold accountable those who broke the law.” If they were actually carried out, the investigations could have serious results: Big banks held accountable (criminal penalties for executives) for crimes against the American people and our economy; meaningful settlements provided for millions of underwater homeowners.
The President has the power to instruct the Department of Justice to allocate existing resources to press forward with this investigation since the requests for funding have been denied by Congress. More information can be found at: www.fthebanks.org
Occupy Wall Street is part of an international people powered movement fighting for economic justice in the face of croney capitalism, the crimes of Wall Street, and a government controlled by monied interests. #OWS is the 99% organizing to end the tyranny of the 1%.
For more info www.occupywallst.org and press.nycga.net
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