ACTION ALERT: Vote No on House Bill 87 – The Florida (un)Fair Foreclosure Act

Action Alert

Today’s most important single action would be to send an email with the following subject line:

Vote No on House Bill 87 to each of the following:

The Florida legislature is moving forward quickly on passing a legalization of foreclosure fraud bill.  We must act if we want to stop it.  This is the fourth year we’ve been fighting against this type of proposed legislation which will make foreclosures happen faster, smoother, and easier for banks and make it much harder for Floridians to defend themselves against fraud and abuse.

Please send this email to Florida lawmakers and also pick up the phone and call them yourself and simply leave a message that you are calling to urge the representative to VOTE NO ON HO– USE BILL 87.  They may ask for your name and zip code.  That’s it.  Simple and will make a difference.  The lawmakers’ staff count and report on these calls and emails.

Please do not depend on a few active citizens to stop this bill from passing.  Activists and advocates can not fight this without help.  Please take five minutes to send an email, make some calls, and ask your friends and family to do the same.

Please copy and paste the subject line and text below.  Sign off with your name, your county, and with your zip code.  Send to all the Florida lawmakers whose emails are listed below.

Thank you very much and please stay tuned for more action alerts on this issue.

Office of the Majority Leader
Stephen L “Steve” Precourt, 850 717-5044 steve.precourt@myfloridahouse.gov

Office of the Majority Whip
Dana D. Young, 488-1993 850 717-5060 dana.young@myfloridahouse.gov

Office of the Minority Leader
Perry D. Thurston, Jr., 850 717-5094 perry.thurston@myfloridahouse.gov

Democratic Whip
Alan B. Williams 850 717 5008 alan.williams@myfloridahouse.gov

Office of the General Counsel
Dan Nordby, 850 717-5500

Civil Justice Subcommittee:
Metz, Larry [R] Chair 850 717-5032 larry.metz@myfloridahouse.gov
Hager, Bill [R] Vice Chair 850 717-5089 bill.hager@myfloridahouse.gov
Stafford, Cynthia A. [D] Democratic Ranking Member 850 717-5109 cynthia.stafford@myfloridahouse.gov
Boyd, Jim [R] 850 717-5071 jim.boyd@myfloridahouse.gov
Clelland, Michael Philip “Mike” [D]850 717-5029 mike.clelland@myfloridahouse.gov
Davis, Daniel [R] 850 717-5015 daniel.davis@myfloridahouse.gov
Goodson, Tom [R] 850 717-5050 tom.goodson@myfloridahouse.gov
Oliva, Jose R. [R] 850 717-5110 jose.oliva@myfloridahouse.gov
Passidomo, Kathleen C. [R] 850 717-5106 kathleen.passidomo@myfloridahouse.gov
Rodríguez, José Javier [D] 850 717-5112 jose.rodriguez@myfloridahouse.gov
Spano, Ross [R] 850 717-5059 ross.spano@myfloridahouse.gov
Stone, Charlie [R] 850 717-5022 charlie.stone@myfloridahouse.gov
Waldman, James W. “Jim” [D] 850-956-5600 jim.waldman@myfloridahouse.gov

Copy and paste the text below into an email.
(Or if you would like to write your own, see the talking points below.)

Vote No on House Bill 87

We urge you to vote NO on House Bill 87.  The problem with Florida foreclosures is NOT the judicial process.  Th problem is unethical behavior and criminal fraud by mortgage servicers, certain law firms including David Stern and Marshall Watson, and banks.

Our single most urgent problem is the abandonment by banks of thousands of homes across Florida. These abandoned homes destroy neighborhoods, driving home prices further down, and create havens for rodents and mold.  We need legislation that holds banks and Fannie Mae accountable for maintaining the thousands of properties they now own.

We do not need faster foreclosures – we need to hold the banks and mortgage servicers accountable.

Sign off with your name, your county, and with your zip code.  Send to all the Florida lawmakers whose emails are listed below.

The representatives count these even if they don’t read them.

Here are all the email addresses in a copy/paste format to drop into an email:

jim.waldman@myfloridahouse.gov, charlie.stone@myfloridahouse.gov, ross.spano@myfloridahouse.gov, jose.rodriguez@myfloridahouse.gov, kathleen.passidomo@myfloridahouse.gov, jose.oliva@myfloridahouse.gov, tom.goodson@myfloridahouse.gov, daniel.davis@myfloridahouse.gov, mike.clelland@myfloridahouse.gov, Jim.Boyd@myfloridahouse.govcynthia.stafford@myfloridahouse.gov, bill.hager@myfloridahouse.gov, larry.metz@myfloridahouse.gov, alan.williams@myfloridahouse.gov, perry.thurston@myfloridahouse.gov, dana.young@myfloridahouse.gov, steve.precourt@myfloridahouse.gov

 

Write your own email based on the these talking points.

TALKING POINTS:
1. The banks, not the homeowners, are causing the slow process. The banks are failing to proceed because they do not have the paperwork that shows ownership of the note and mortgage. The bill allows the banks to take homes without proving that they hold the mortgage & note. (: FS 702.015, Sections 2 and 3. Eliminates the need for the plaintiff banks to prove ownership of the mortgage and note, merely allege. Lines 101 through 106.)
2. Provisions of this bill are unconstitutional and will be challenged immediately:
a. It is retroactive (Section 8; lines 518 to 527)
b. It takes away our due-process rights. (“without a hearing”, line 246; “Show cause hearing,” Amends FS 702.10, lines 232 through 423.)
c. It prevents a fraudclosed homeowner from regaining the home. (New FS 702.036(1)(a), lines 153 through 161.)
3. It requires the homeowner to make payments to the bank (monthly), or move, even without the bank proving it owns the mortgage. (FS 702.10(d), lines 424 through 435.)
4. It shifts the burden of proof to the defendant. (“Show cause,” Amends FS 702.10(1), many references in lines 234 through 423)
5. It encourages fraud; the banks need only to allege that they own the mortgage/note, not prove it. (FS 7602.015(1), (2), (3), lines 89 through 115)
6. And more:
– Courts may ignore responsive pleadings. (FS 702.10 (a)(3), lines 266 through 270.)
– Unjust bank enrichment – Need a minimum opening bid so they don’t steal the home at auction. (lines 218 through 225.)
– Foreclosure is on the mortgage, not the note. (FS 702.015(4), lines 116 through 129.)
-“Correct copies, not “certified.” (FS 702.015, lines 125 and 126.)
– Allows bank to allege that it is only the “holder” of the note, not the “owner and holder.” (FS 702.015(2) and (3).)

 

Now get to work…

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4closureFraud.org

Comments
7 Responses to “ACTION ALERT: Vote No on House Bill 87 – The Florida (un)Fair Foreclosure Act”
  1. J. Alonzo says:

    This bill has not passed 4 years in a row for a reason. Yes we have to be carefull and fight, but something is just not letting this bill go through. Maybe becua st so out there that it would be to insane to let it pass the crazier it is the less dance it has to pass. Fingers crossed, but I don’t think
    It will.

  2. Mark Bowen says:

    Here is the Official Petition, please sign it and forward to everyone you know, asking them to do the same:

    http://signon.org/sign/kill-house-bill-87

  3. lies is all i tell says:

    TO MAKE LIFE MAKE IT EVEN MORE EASY
    larry.metz@myfloridahouse.gov

    bill.hager@myfloridahouse.gov

    cynthia.stafford@myfloridahouse.gov

    jim.boyd@myfloridahouse.gov

    mike.clelland@myfloridahouse.gov

    daniel.davis@myfloridahouse.gov

    tom.goodson@myfloridahouse.gov

    jose.oliva@myfloridahouse.gov

    kathleen.passidomo@myfloridahouse.gov

    jose.rodriguez@myfloridahouse.gov

    ross.spano@myfloridahouse.gov

    charlie.stone@myfloridahouse.gov

    jim.waldman@myfloridahouse.gov

    lets get these letters out today. lets get them to stop these uncontested foreclosures. not the solution.

    thank you everone get involved even if you dont live in florida please help. I call all over the country to help homeowners

  4. BobSublime says:

    Thank you Michael. This needs to be done all over Florida, and soon.

    Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb 7th, the Civil Justice subcommittee will consider this bad bill. Call them and email today. They need to hear from people all over Florida

    2 corrections:
    1. Jose Oliva’s email is: jose.oliva@myfloridahouse.gov.
    2. James Waldman’s phone number is: 850 717 5096

    Many thanks to all who have or will make the effort.

    Bob

  5. Sue Em says:

    Homework done! Thank you for listing the emails all in a row. It takes only a couple of minutes and I hope many will take the time and at least send a quick mail. 4closurefraud: can you list the names of who is pushing this bill? I know this has been going on for years but I am a one year “newbie”

  6. Kathleen Burt says:

    My message went through to steve.precourt but not to dana young. Maybe there’s something wrong with the address? Tried twice.

  7. Moxie says:

    Done, thank you!

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