Yesterday, thousands of you called your Attorney General and demanded that they choose a side: the homeowners they’ve sworn to protect or the big banks that broke the law and bankrupted the economy. And they heard you. Calls were made in 47 states!
This is no small feat. And it’s all because of you.
Because of your call, the Attorneys General will have YOUR WORDS in mind as they sit down today with the big banks to hammer out the terms of the settlement to their fraudulent practices. They know that we will accept nothing less than a settlement that saves homes and forces the banks to pay for their crimes.
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Could this be? Is it true? Did Glenn Beck get something correct on his show last night??
On his Fox show last night, Beck said:
Tomorrow, the National People’s Action, NPA, a good friend of SEIU, is calling for people to flood their Attorney General’s office with phone calls demanding that their Attorneys General stand with the homeowners, not the big banks to investigate foreclosure practices. I don’t think union members want to destroy America, but if you stay silent you will have the same effect.
Today is the day that you can stand up for yourself and millions of other Americans. It’s the day when you can call upon your Attorney General and demand that he/she holds the big banks accountable for their crimes.
The 50-state Attorneys General have the opportunity to restore both millions of homeowners and our economy by delivering a strong settlement against the big banks. But the big bank’s lobby and spin machine is already in overdrive, trying to weaken a middle-of-the-road settlement proposal suggested by the Attorneys General in early March.
Our goal is to generate 10,000 calls and send a clear message to our Attorneys General to deliver a strong settlement. Will you be one of those 10,000 calls?
Call your Attorney General right now at 866-200-6444
Demand nothing less than a strong settlement against the big banks. By calling the 866 number, you will be directly connected to your state Attorney General’s office. Tell your Attorney General:
“My name is [__insert name__] and I am a resident of [STATE]. The Attorney General must come out in support a settlement that provides justice for millions of homeowners and holds the big banks accountable for their crimes. Nothing less is acceptable. Thank you.”
Why call your Attorney General? Read the 5 Reasons To Call Your AG today >>
||John J. Burns
916-323-8270 (main comment voicemail)
|District of Columbia
||Irvin Nathan (Acting)
||James “Buddy” Caldwell
||Douglas F. Gansler
||Catherine Cortez Mastro
||Paula T. Dow
||William H. Ryan, Jr. (Acting)
||Robert E. Cooper Jr.
||Darrel V. McGraw
||J.B. Van Hollen
||Bruce A. Salzburg
P.S. Have you signed our petition yet? We’re gathering tens of thousands of signatures to deliver straight to the Attorneys General in the next month to demand a strong mortgage settlement. Sign the petition here.
Welcome to “The Daily Dupe,” your daily highlight of the big banks’ spin machine. We’ll be posting a “dupe” everyday in the lead up to our second National Attorneys General Call-In Day on Tuesday, March 29.
Come back to Crime Shouldn’t Pay tomorrow for info on how you can make your call. Tomorrow is critical because the state Attorneys General will be meeting with Bank of America, Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan Chase and more on Wednesday to start negotiations for the final settlement. The Attorneys Generals need to hear from us now!
Today’s Daily Dupe brings us the story of Charlie Engle, now in federal prison for his role in the housing market mess. Is he a big banker that gambled with mortgages and crashed our economy?
One of the shady mortgage brokers that the financial firms turned to for generating the mortgages they repackaged and sold on Wall Street?
Tomorrow is the day where you and thousands of people will call our Attorneys General to demand a strong settlement against the big banks. Why is your phone call so important?
- The 50 state AG’s are starting negotiations with the big banks to hammer out settlement details NOW.
- A settlement decision could be made as early as May!
- The big banks are going to do everything they can to weaken any settlement that holds them accountable. (They are already crying foul against the first soft settlement proposed by the 50-state Attorneys General in early March.)
- A strong settlement means that millions of homeowners who are the victims of fraudulent mortgages could stay in their homes, while millions more could receive restitution.
- A weak settlement means that those responsible for perpetrating massive mortgage fraud would continue to get away with their crimes.
||YOU + thousands of others
||Call your Attorney General and demand a strong settlement with the big banks.
||From your work, home, or place of business
||Tomorrow, March 29th
||Because the Attorneys General must hold the big banks accountable.
||The phone number, a sample telephone script, and other details will be sent to you tomorrow morning.
Call your Attorney General tomorrow to demand they choose a side: the homeowners they’ve sworn to protect or the big banks that broke the law and bankrupted the economy.
To see the full list of settlement demands, please visit The Homeowner’s Bottom Line.
By Julie Chinitz
Welcome to “The Daily Dupe,” your peek into the big banks’ spin machine. We’ll post a “dupe” everyday in the lead up to our second National Attorneys General Call-In Day on March 29. Click here to join our campaign on Facebook and to tell your friends to join the fight on March 29.
Well, the big banks have outdone themselves today – with too much outrageous behavior to just shine the light on one. And one thread runs through the items below- how the big banks are trying to use the moral high ground to defend their outrageous, and often illegal behavior.
Welcome to “The Daily Dupe,” your highlight of the big banks’ spin machine. We’ll post a “dupe” everyday in the lead up to our second National Attorneys General Call-In Day set for March 29. Click here to join our campaign on Facebook and to tell your friends to join the fight on March 29.
Bank of America focused its pr machine yesterday at the city of Detroit, a city badly hurt by the foreclosure crisis.
In an Op-Ed in The Detroit News called “Foreclosure Always The Last Option” Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan wrote:
“Every day, our mortgage servicing employees talk with tens of thousands of distressed customers, with the goal of helping them stay in their homes, if possible. Unfortunately, the only path left for some is foreclosure.”
By Julie Chinitz
Welcome to “The Daily Dupe,” your daily highlight of the bankster propaganda machine. We’ll be posting a “dupe” everyday in the lead up to our second National Attorneys General Call-In Day on March 29. Click here to join our campaign on Facebook and to tell your friends to join the fight on March 29.
The big banks swear they want to help homeowners get through the housing market mess – a mess the large financial institutions created. But chances are Ohioan Mike Elewski isn’t buying it.
By Julie Chintz
Welcome to “The Daily Dupe,” your daily highlight of the bankster propaganda machine. We’ll be posting a “dupe” everyday in the lead up to our second National Attorneys General Call-In Day. In February, thousands of people called their state AG to demand a strong settlement against the big banks. On March 29, we’ll build those forces and increase the pressure on the Attorneys General to take a stand for homeowners. Stay tuned to Crime Shouldn’t Pay for more information on how you can participate on March 29!
We know from experience that the big banks will never do the right thing on their own. In fact, they will fiercely fight against anything that prevents them from ripping off their customers.
Exhibit 1: Here’s Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf complaining to shareholders this week about new limits on how much banks can charge merchants for accepting debit card payments – including mom-and-pop businesses that really feel the squeeze.
This week, the state Attorneys General will begin negotiations with the big banks on the terms of the settlement to their fraudulent practices. While the final details will take weeks to hammer out, the opening salvo will determine what stays on – or gets kicked off – the negotiating table.
The stakes couldn’t be higher.
On Tuesday March 29, thousands of Americans will participate in a nationwide call-in day, demanding that their Attorney General “stand with homeowners, not the big banks.”