Action Alert: Join MAAPL for SJC Oral Arguments on Monday, 4/4/22

Judge's gavel and two books on a wood surfaceThe Morrises’ case is now up at the Massachusetts SJC to be HEARD, this MONDAY, April 4, 2022 at about 10:30am (time is not exact)

This is our first chance to show the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that it needs to stand up for the people of Massachusetts, especially the people of color and communities with a higher percentage of people of color who were targeted for the illegal, predatory, and, in fact, “prohibited” discriminatory loans that the industry across the board has rampantly engaged in.

We have all been horrified by what the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court did to Alton King and said was okay to be done to everybody similarly situated. That is, anybody who is “post foreclosure” and needs fees waived to be able to fight for their rights in our courts can be denied. (Although we are fighting that in the lower courts and getting there…)

We have an opportunity to show the SJC that we are watching and that they need to do the right thing. Please put THIS Monday on your calendar and plan to watch or attend!

We have found out that observers can be in the Courtroom itself; that would be the most impressive to the SJC (they prefer masks be worn). If you can’t make it OR we find out we can’t witness in person, PLEASE plan to watch the hearing using the link below — we will figure out a way to let the court know how many people are watching!

https://boston.suffolk.edu/sjc/

They need to know how many people are watching and how many people are going to be paying attention to whether they choose the people of Massachusetts over the mega-banks, and whether they start the process of reparations and healing that is our Constitutional right.

About MAAPL

The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is a coalition of over 60 housing counseling agencies, legal services groups, social service agencies, and community-based social action groups that have joined together to address the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts. MAAPL collects and distributes timely information on the foreclosure crisis and its effects to the public and to its member groups, drafts and supports legislation that provides important protections to homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure and eviction, documents the impact of the foreclosure crisis on local communities, networks with related organizations throughout the Commonwealth, and provides tools and information to help people navigate the legal system and advocate on their own behalf more effectively when challenging a foreclosure or eviction in court
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