URGENT! Call Now to Stop S.2057!

We’ve just learned that Senate Bill 2057, the re-numbered S.2015 that we’ve been fighting against, has been voted on and  passed in both House and Senate. It moves now to the Governor to make a decision to sign or veto by 11/29/15!

In the industry’s HUGE rush, we have weakened the bill significantly…

BUT a bill designed to strip hundreds of years of constitutional rights to property must never be implemented! A bill ratifying tens of thousands of illegal foreclosures with false promises of cleared property records, of money damages and of protections for those still in their homes post-foreclosure – NONE of it true… The unprecedented wealth transfer to the very wealthiest, the pillaging of working people, people of color, women must be reversed!

This is NOT the time to let the industry’s lies and abuse of our legislative process, let their bill to protect all the illegal foreclosures and sweep under the carpet the even more pervasive illegalities!

Make 1 call for Justice NOW – as soon as you read this – #1call4justice!

Call Massachusetts Governor Baker at:

Phone: 617.725.4005

888.870.7770 (in state)

OR

413.784.1200
(if we can fill those tapes, leave a message in DC at Phone: 202.624.7713)

AND consider a fax to:
Fax: 617.727.9725

Message:

“Veto Senate 2057 (was S.2015) – 

  • It does not clear titles,
  • It ratifies the illegal taking of property from Massachusetts residents in violation of our constitutional property rights
  • It does NOT guarantee money damages not already available; it does not exempt those still in their homes;

The financial industry says 40,000 with probable illegal foreclosures would have their right to sue for their homes slashed – we say 60,000!

10s of Billions from illegal foreclosures will not be forced to be returned to Massachusetts!

My name is [your name] and I live in [your town]”

Please help spread the word! Pass this message to your friends, family, networks and contacts! Make your first call NOW, then alert your lists… (if you Share this on Facebook or Tweet this post, please use the hashtag #1call4justice).

We’ve stopped this bill before–
there’s still time to stop it again with your help!

 

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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