Fwd: Invitation to Fuerza Hernandez (and How To Help)
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Subject: Invitation to Fuerza Hernandez (and How To Help)
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 15:22:43 -0800
From: fort hernandez <occupyforthernandez@...>
To: Leslie <realleslie@...>
*Invitation to Fuerza Hernandez (and How To Help)*
Tonight, Monday, December 1, the Fuerza Hernandez anti-eviction campaign
wants to celebrate with you! It's the 100^th day of delaying the
ever-imminent eviction of La Familia Hernandez at 14620 Leadwell Ave.,
Van Nuys. Drop by around 6:00 p.m. or any time later. Walk behind the
mural that barricades the occupiers inside and warns the sheriffs that
there will be resistance, and join us for a paaaarrrrtttyyyy!
Help Keep the Wall Up <https://www.wepay.com/donations/fort-hernandez>
If you're not coming to the party (and even if you are), the Fuerza
Hernandez campaign needs your help. This is the longest-standing
eviction defense in the current U.S. foreclosure crisis as far as we
know, and it can't end before the house is saved just because the bills
aren't paid. The Hernandez family won a court case just last week: in a
nearly unprecedented decision, a bankruptcy judge ruled to allow the
family to stay in the house after the Bank of New York-Mellon demanded
that their two-week stay of the eviction be lifted. Now the Hernandez
family, their supporters, and their lawyers want to break the banks'
stranglehold on struggling families caught in a web of unclear and
fraudulent loans, title transfers, and disinformation to home owners.
This can't happen if the activists who've set up tents and lived on the
property for nearly four months can't pay the utilities and court costs.
If you go to the Fuerza Hernandez WePay
<https://www.wepay.com/donations/fort-hernandez>, you'll see it's empty
(until the first one of you chips in). The bills, nearly $1700 worth,
must be paid for the struggle to continue.
Here's a what if: /if you chip in
<https://www.wepay.com/donations/fort-hernandez> a little bit of cash
and you ask a friend or family members to do the same, you might just be
part of an action that breaks the banks. Yes, it's like that. The banks
that have thrown families out on the streets and sucked up our money in
taxes and foreclosed mortgages and fees and interest to pay off bank
presidents and their cronies just might be vulnerable if we each chip in
a few bucks. /$10, $50, $100 from each person who supports breaking the
banks and Fuerza Hernandez will get us there.
I don't want to think about the opportunity that might be lost if we
don't find that little bit of help to keep the action together. Do you?
Do you want to wonder, after the tents are folded and the barricade ends
up in the dumpster, if this is the action that could have changed
That's it. Come party tonight or drop by whenever you can, and chip in.
Be a part of Fuerza Hernandez, because it might make all the difference.
The Hernandez Family and Friends
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