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#DefendJodie. “A Terrific Initial Victory for People’s Action.”
by Debbie Notkin & JP Massar
Thursday Jan 17th, 2013 9:13 AM
Jodie Randolph and the Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group crew have been defending Jodie from eviction now for seventy three days.

Jodie Randolph and the Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group crew have been defending Jodie from eviction now for seventy three days.

In a terrific initial victory for people’s action and home defense, Jodie was able to meet Monday, 1/14/13, with Morgan Stanley (the bank which, with various shadow subsidiaries, ‘owns’ her home). In November, when Jodie came to Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense, she had no prospect of a bank meeting, and all negotiations and legal actions were – theoretically – over and done.

71 days into a 24-7 home defense, she was invited to a meeting in the same skyscraper that shut down its entire operation rather than let her in in November. She and her allies sat down fairly amicably with bank representatives, including a lawyer flown in from Southern California, and presented her proposal for how the foreclosure could be lifted and a fair loan modification could be put in place. Morgan Stanley is ‘considering’ her proposal.

We hope they’ll accept it and sign papers. If they don’t, home defense continues and we’ll let you know what the next steps are.

We are standing with Jodie and will not let the bank take her home and her possessions. If you are in the area and want to participate in the eviction defense, please email foreclosure [at] occupyoakland.org, and subscribe to our text message alerts at 69302.

The Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group meets Sundays at 12:30 PM at 19th & Telegraph (SF Pizza if rain). Come help out.
§15 Jan update
by Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Thursday Jan 17th, 2013 10:01 AM
In a terrific initial victory for people’s action and home defense, Jodie was able to meet yesterday with Morgan Stanley (the bank which, with various shadow subsidiaries, “owns” her home). In November, when Jodie came to Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense, she had no prospect of a bank meeting, and all negotiations and legal actions were–theoretically–over and done.

Now, 71 days into a 24-7 home defense, she was invited to a meeting in the same skyscraper that shut down its entire operation rather than let her in in November. She and her allies sat down fairly amicably with bank representatives including a lawyer flown in from Southern California and presented her proposal for how the foreclosure could be lifted and a fair loan modification could be put in place. Morgan Stanley is “considering” her proposal.

We hope they’ll accept it and sign papers. If they don’t, home defense continues and we’ll let you know what the next steps are.

We are standing with Jodie and will not let the bank take her home and her possessions. If you are in the area and want to participate in the eviction defense, please email foreclosure [at] occupyoakland.org, and subscribe to our text message alerts at 69302.

If you aren’t in the area or want to help from home, please call:

John Sheldon
415-576-2083
Morgan Stanley Executive Director, San Francisco

and tell him to stop the eviction of Jodie Randolph at 1624 Foley Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501.