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Update: S1981 Passes Senate, Fight Moves to House

On Thursday, September 17th, the MA Senate voted on S1981, a bill that would restrict homeowners to 1 year (down from 20 years) to sue in order to regain their home after illegal foreclosure. The final Senate vote was 7 … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Senate Call-In Day Tomorrow, Sept. 16th!

TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 16th: please call the Massachusetts Senate to “Stop S1981!” The Senate is listening to us. We are told that only pressure from constituents will move Senators now. Senate Bill 1981 – It takes away your constitutional right to … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Keep the Calls Coming In!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our September 3rd Senate Call-In Day! We got a great response, and many Senators heard from their constituents about the dangers of S1981. But we need to keep reaching out to maintain the momentum … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Call Your MA State Senator on 9/3! Defeat S1981!

On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015, the Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is holding a Massachusetts State Senate Call-In Day. We are asking our senators to Oppose S1981: It doesn’t clear title to foreclosed properties. Please share this message widely, … Continue reading

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Update: MA Senators Postpone Vote on S.1981

On Thursday, July 30th, a scheduled vote on Senate Bill 1981 was postponed to give Senators more time to consider the impact and consequences of the bill. An earlier version of this bill, S.1987, was defeated last summer thanks to … Continue reading

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URGENT: Call Your Senator NOW to Block S.1981!

Update: Now you can download MAAPL’s Fact Sheet on S.1981! ( DOC | PDF ) New: Fact Sheet on MAAPL’s Amendments to S.1981 ( DOC | PDF ) MAAPL has learned that last summer’s bill to strip foreclosed homeowners of their constitutional right … Continue reading

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MAAPL Bill Hearings a Success!

On Tuesday, June 30th, homeowners from communities across Massachusetts descended upon the statehouse to testify in support of three key foreclosure-related bills. MAAPL member organizations, including Lynn United for Change, Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team, Springfield No One Leaves and City Life/Vida Urbana, as … Continue reading

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Action Alert: MAAPL Bill Hearing on June 30, 2015

The State House is Listening: Come and Tell Them Our Anti-Foreclosure Needs! JUNE 30th – MA STATE HOUSE HEARINGS The IRS stopped, but Mass Dept. of Revenue still taxes homeowners on the “savings” when your debt gets erased by foreclosure! Stop Homeowners Being … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Press Conference Tomorrow, May 12th, at Noon at State House!

Friends! We need you at the State House a little before Noon tomorrow–Tuesday, May 12th–even if you can only come during lunch for the Press Conference/Rally before the hearing on MAAPL’s bills! Foreclosure activity is WAY up–we’re looking at 2012 levels–there … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Hearing for 5 MAAPL Bills on Tuesday, May 12th!

Come One; Come All! Make your presence felt and get the Massachusetts foreclosure laws changed! The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on five of MAAPL’s anti-foreclosure bills this Tuesday afternoon, as well as the NEW version of the … Continue reading

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