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Nov 5, 2015

November 10 RALLY!


11892152_954365204599459_6543210672943402431_nELIZABETH REFUSES TO GIVE UP
BUT SHE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 9:30am
LET'S KEEP LIZ IN HER HOME!

 

MidFirst Bank just won't give up. Elizabeth McGriff has, once again, been notified by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office that she will be evicted from her home. She has been told that they will forcibly remove her if she is not out by 10am on November 10.

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Posted by: adetomiadeduro

11892152_954365204599459_6543210672943402431_nELIZABETH REFUSES TO GIVE UP
 BUT SHE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 9:30am
LET'S KEEP LIZ IN HER HOME!

MidFirst Bank just won't give up. Elizabeth McGriff has, once again, been notified by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office that she will be evicted from her home. She has been told that they will forcibly remove her if she is not out by 10am on November 10.
 
Back on September 2, Liz and her supporters were victorious against a similar threat. We rallied in her front yard, and MidFirst Bank called off the eviction that was planned for that day.
 
But MidFirst has not given up. And neither have we! 
 
Please come stand with Elizabeth, her neighbors, Take Back the Land, and other supporters to tell MidFirst Bank NO!
 
Elizabeth continues to try to get the bank to work with her. Their response? On October 15th two men representing the bank broke into her home, even though her neighbors intervened before they did, insisting that the home was still occupied. The men broke a window and the lock to her front door, entered the home, left a note saying the bank sent them there to "winterize" the home, and claimed they were surprised to find that the house was occupied. It was an obvious attempt at intimidation by the bank.
 
On September 30, Elizabeth participated in a round table discussion in Washington DC with the head of the FHA. She told her story, and spoke powerful words of support for others like her. Still MidFirst marches on.
 
She is able to make payments, and has tried repeatedly to get MidFirst to negotiate a solution. Instead, they have resorted to questionable and legally shady tactics to gain ownership of her home in order to collect FHA backed mortgage insurance. 
 
JOIN US ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th at 9:30 at Elizabeth's house at 618 Cedarwood Terrace. Stay as long as you are able.  
 
In order to show a unified message, Take Back the Land t-shirts will be available to wear.  If you would like to take one home, they will also be for sale. If you already have one, wear it! We also encourage support signs and flags from other organizations whose missions and policies are aligned with Take Back the Land. 
 
If you are interested in helping out with preparation of the eviction watch after the rally, please call 585 653-8362. Help us bring democratic community control over land and housing. Housing is a Human Right!

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