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Bannering Against Foreclosures in Minneapolis

“Save Leslie Parks’ Home”

By staff |
December 1, 2009
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Man holding a Stop Foreclosures sign in Minneapolis
(Fight Back! News/Staff)
Woman holding a Stop Foreclosures and Evictions sign

Minneapolis, MN – Supporters of Leslie Parks gathered at her home holding signs and banners, visible to rush hour traffic on the morning of Nov. 30. They demanded that IndyMac/One West Bank come to just settlement with the Parks family that allows Leslie Parks to keep her home.

Linden Gawboy, of the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout, stated, “We are here to let the public know that this is the place and now is the time to stop foreclosures and evictions. We will not let our communities be destroyed by banks and mortgage brokers.”

The Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout is pushing for a statewide, two-year moratorium on home foreclosures and a moratorium on the eviction of tenants from foreclosed properties.

Leslie Parks is at the center of the movement to resist home foreclosures. She has made it clear that she has no intention of walking away from her home. Hundreds of friends and neighbors have rallied to her cause and she is getting support from across the country.

The day before Thanksgiving, there was an important advance for Leslie Parks: IndyMac/One West Bank has decided to come to the table to talk to the Parks family about the situation. The ‘redemption period’ was supposed to end Nov. 30. But instead, IndyMac is rescinding the sheriff’s sale, giving added time for Ms. Parks to fight to keep the house in the family.

Mick Kelly, of the Network to Fight for Economic Justice stated, “We have been urging people around the country to call IndyMac to demand a fair shake for Leslie Parks. We are ready to take more actions to support her.”