Posts tagged Richmond

Attorney General Eric Holder: Please investigate the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and major banks' plan to redline the City or Richmond and other communities considering local principal reduction programs.

We knew the big banks would play dirty in their fight against Richmond’s plan to stop the wave of foreclosures decimating our city’s communities. But we didn’t know they would stoop this low.

The banks want to bully Richmond, CA out of our plan to acquire underwater homes by threatening to make it more expensive for people to borrow money to buy homes if our plan passes.

Please sign the petition to tell the bullies they won’t win.

Griffith and Bartiromo won’t hear anything that makes Wells Fargo look a little bad. Don’t they make a good pair of errand boy and errand girl?

MSNBC's MHP gives Richmond, CA Local Principal Reduction policy a shout out - Home Defenders League

This past weekend, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry held a roundtable discussion on President Obama’s Phoenix speech about housing policy that included a reference to Richmond, CA’s Local Principal Reduction policy as one of the key ways to respond to the on-going housing crisis caused by Wall Street criminals.

Harris-Perry also did a good job of reminding people that the reason for the massive bailouts of the bankers was their reprehensible predatory lending practices in the subprime mortgage market. Without that criminal behavior, there wouldn’t have been a housing bubble or economic collapse in the first place.

To stem the foreclosure crisis - costing $242 million in 2012 alone - and help some of the 46% of city homeowners currently underwater, Richmond, CA is taking historic action by offering to buy distressed loans from the Wall Street bankers who own them. Support this bold action of Local Principal Reduction as a first step for stopping the crisis around the country.
We are only getting dumber from sequestration.

We are only getting dumber from sequestration.

Missing Child in Oakland, CA
Name: Jerry Walker
Ethnicity: Black
Gender: Male
Height: 4’ 9”
Last seen in West Oakland, CA on 9 May 2012
Jerry had been student at Lacheim School in Richmond.

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Missing Child in Oakland, CA

  • Name: Jerry Walker
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 4’ 9”
  • Last seen in West Oakland, CA on 9 May 2012

Jerry had been student at Lacheim School in Richmond.

'Smart' ALECs running Richmond - Inside NoVA

…one particular pro-business group exercises what seems to be a huge amount of influence over pro-business lawmakers. (Of course, if we ever spot any “anti-busi­ness” lawmakers out there — something that hasn’t been located since the beginning of the republic — we’ll be sure to let you know.) The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is generally described by its members as “pro-business” and “free-market.” And lawmakers who support their priorities, it turns out, also can be ALEC members — and no less than 115 cur­rent or former state lawmak­ers have such ties, according to the study. In fact, akin to the revolving door of con­gressmen­turned-highly­paid lobbyists in Washing­ton, ALEC leaders in Virginia have been known to go on to legislative leadership posts in Richmond, and vice versa. They may be totally different jobs, but they in­volve all the same group of people.