Bank Lobbyists Attempting to Get Amnesty Through State Legislation

FROM Nancy Koerber, someone I deeply admire:

I won’t mince words:  If we’re going to win this thing, we need everyone to double-down on their efforts.

The big banks are targeting state capitals and city mayors…

“The bank registered more than 150 lobbyists in 31 state capitals in 2012, according to an Observer review of state lobbyist registration rolls. That’s an increase from the 47 in 10 states it had five years ago — or 60 in 14 states if you add in Wachovia’s lobbyists.”

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/10/07/news/state/wells-fargo-boosts-lobbying-presence-in-maine-elsewhere-2/

We know they are gearing up to be in Salem after the first of the year and we need to be ready.

The only thing that stands between big bank money and backroom deals in Salem is ongoing organizing work and we need your help to do it!

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  • Part time office staff to help more people and add more solutions for homeowners such as our new HUD Complaint and LLRAP programs that are very time intensive but getting great homeowner results.
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Unlike some other non-profits dealing with foreclosure, we receive:

  • No government funding (if we did, our hands would be tied on solutions for homeowners)
  • No big bank or large corporate funding (Many non-profits have sold out and now work for the banks!  we won’t)
  • We rely on the support of members and supporters like you as well as the generous volunteer time of many of our staff to drive this work

When you give today the impact is doubled thanks to generous donors offering matching funds for all donations up to our $7,500.  Netting us our goal of $15,000 finishes off 2012 and gear up to Spank the Banks in 2013.Give today to fund the fight for homeownership.

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Nancie Koerber,
Executive Director
Project REconomy / Good Grief America
www.ProjectReconomy.org
541.690.8334

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2 Responses

  1. Amnesty by legislation is just a logical extension of the “pass” the banks have received at all levels of government to date.

  2. Amnesty…? They deserve the death penalty… They make Bernie Madoff look like a saint…!

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