Presidential Candidate, Jill Stein, Arrested for Fighting Against Foreclosure Abuse

“The developers and financiers made trillions of dollars through the housing bubble and the imposition of crushing debt on homeowners. And when homeowners could no longer pay them what they demanded, they went to government and got trillions of dollars of bailouts. Every effort of the Obama Administration has been to prop this system up and keep it going at taxpayer expense. It’s time for this game to end. It’s time for the laws be written to protect the victims and not the perpetrators.”

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A Presidential Candidate Willing to Get Arrested to Fight Foreclosure Abuse

It is not quite true that a third-party presidential candidate has to get arrested to get attention from the media. Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s nominee for the presidency this year, has gotten her share of attention — in part because she is a genuinely impressive contender, in part because her campaign has been strikingly focused and professional in its approach.

But Stein got a good deal of attention Wednesday for a good reason. She was busted with fellow Greens and activists from the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign outside the Philadelphia office of Fannie Mae, the government-backed mortgage lender that is foreclosing on precisely the people it is supposed to help.

Most politicians avoid saying — let alone doing — anything of consequence regarding the foreclosure crisis. But Stein, her vice presidential running-mate (Cheri Honkala, who last year mounted a campaign for sheriff in Philadelphia as part of an anti-foreclosure fight), labor lawyer James Moran and Sister Margaret McKenna of the Medical Mission Sisters were arrested after attempting to gain access to the Fannie Mae office through an adjacent financial institution on Philadelphia’s “Bankers Row.”

The charge was one that any activist would be proud of: “defiant trespassing.”

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2 Responses to “Presidential Candidate, Jill Stein, Arrested for Fighting Against Foreclosure Abuse”
  1. papergate says:

    GET BEHIND STEIN . . .

    Though we know she doesn’t h ave a chance next to the Obama/Romney machine – I think we need to get some serious movement behind this woman – if not for anything to have a ‘voice’ in the mix who will speak for us and what we millions of homeowners/American voters want to be discussed and our point exactly –

    Stein says she would: ‘issue an executive order establishing a moratorium on foreclosures of occupied dwellings’

    We’ve been saying this for several years – meanwhile not a damned politician has even dropped a hint they would do this – I’ve been saying for past few years this angle needs to be pushed hard as the number one point and argument that’s got to be in the top or middle of the debates – we’ve got to get her to the debates so O/R will be forced to answer and express their positions behind this message – GET BEHIND STEIN . . .

  2. zurenarrh says:

    Jill Stein for President!

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