URGENT: yesterday Jaymie Kelly received a summons to eviction court May 30. After her redemption period ended April 24, Chase Bank promised to delay her eviction at least 30 days and give another update May 28. This eviction summons comes as a slap in the face of that agreement. Chase is not returning her calls.
Jaymie has lived in her neighborhood her entire life. Her neighbors in the Eviction Free Zone stand with her. It is ludicrous that Chase would refuse to work with someone who has clearly already paid for her home five times over. As the anniversary of the Cruz house evictions draws near, we are stronger than ever. Jaymie shall not be moved.
As the Attorney General investigates, there are three things you can do NOW.
1. Call Chase Bank CEO Jamie Dimon’s office at 212-270-1111. Demand they keep their word and call off the eviction.
Here’s a sample script:
“Hi, my name is _______ and I’m calling from _________. I’m calling to demand you keep your word and call off Jaymie Kelly’s eviction. Jaymie has lived on her block her entire life and paid for her home five times over. She has the support of her neighbors in the Eviction Free Zone. Chase should be keeping its promises and working with its customers, not throwing them on the streets.”
Then, let us know how it went on Facebook.
2. Sign Jaymie’s petition, if you haven’t already done so.
3. Mark your calendar to come pack the courtroom for Jaymie on Thursday, May 30 at 8 am.
SHARE this image to spread the word. This is an Eviction Free Zone. We shall not be moved.
One month ago, Paula Medlock, Sergio Ceballos and Jaymie Kelly, three residents in the Eviction Free Zone of South Minneapolis, banded together and launched a campaign against JP Morgan Chase Bank to stay in their homes. Thanks to all of your phone calls and petition signatures in support, Chase executives are working with Paula and announced intention to work with Sergio, and permanently delayed his eviction. Jaymie Kelly still anxiously waits for an answer, and she needs your help!
After Jaymie’s redemption period ended on April 24th, Chase delayed eviction proceedings for one month but has not made any offers to negotiate a solution that will keep Jaymie in the community she’s lived in her entire life.
“If Chase has a proven commitment to the community like they advertise, why won’t they work with me, as a lifetime member of the Powderhorn community?” Jaymie said. She is still waiting on Chase to negotiate despite having paid $450,000 over 30 years--for a home currently valued at $81,000. She will soon face imminent eviction.
Can you call Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of Chase Bank, and ask him to make a deal with Jaymie?
You can call him at 212-270-1111. Here's a sample script:
"Hi, my name is _________ and I'm calling from _______. I'm glad that Chase is working out negotiations with Paula and Sergio, and I'm calling to demand they do the same for Jaymie Kelly. Jaymie has lived in her home for 30 years and already paid 5 times its market value. It's time for JP Morgan Chase to start cleaning up the housing crisis it helped create, and stop kicking people like Jaymie Kelly out of their communities."
Jamie Dimon, the CEO and Chairman of JP Morgan Chase, stands in the way of any negotiation. Dimon is one of the highest paid Wall Street executives. Every business day, Jamie Dimon earns the market value of Jaymie Kelly’s home. His bank grossed $110 billion last year, and received $35 billion in federal TARP funding. In addition, under Dimon’s leadership, JP Morgan Chase is facing a myriad of federal investigations and scandals.
“Those numbers are disgusting. Jamie Dimon is the personification of Wall Street’s casino style capitalism, where working class people like Jaymie Kelly are forced to line the pockets of the decadent fat cats that crashed the economy,” said neighbor and Occupy Homes organizer Ginger Jentzen.
Call Jamie and tell him you stand with Main Street, not Wall Street! 212-270-1111.
Jaymie stands with 9 other homeowners refusing to move in the Central and Powderhorn neighborhoods of South Minneapolis as a part of the Eviction Free Zone. “Chase will deal with me, and it’s going to be a fair deal, because of all your support. This is my home, my neighborhood, my community,” Jaymie said.
After a year-long journey fighting her wrongful foreclosure, Rose McGee has won a settlement with CitiMortgage and Fannie Mae to stay in her home.
“We are working on final details for a settlement resolution, and I will be staying in my home,” said Rose.
70 community members gathered to support Rose in a prayer vigil circling the Government Center water fountain Tuesday afternoon before she went into settlement court, where she finally reached a deal with CitiMortgage and Fannie Mae.
Rose, a community leader known for her storytelling and sweet potato pie business, fell into foreclosure after losing her job at a nonprofit. Immediately she contacted CitiMortgage to let them know. They assured her they were working on a modification—but then sold her home at a sheriff sale May 18, 2012. This process, in which banks foreclose on their customers during the modification process, is known as “dual tracking.”
With the help of Occupy Homes MN, Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition, Jewish Community Action, and MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Rose began organizing a public campaign to save her home, with protests at Citibank branches, a letter delivery to Fannie Mae headquarters in D.C., and a “Housing is a Human Right” bus tour. In January, Rose’s story helped launch the Homeowner Bill of Rights, a bill in the Minnesota legislature that would ban dual tracking and other foreclosure abuses.
As negotiations with Fannie Mae stalled, Rose joined a national campaign to pressure President Obama to fire Ed DeMarco, who administers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. At a rally before Rose’s April court date, Rep. Keith Ellison spoke out against DeMarco, urging Obama to replace him. On May 1, President Obama nominated Rep. Mel Watt to replace DeMarco. Watt still faces a lengthy Senate confirmation process.
As the legislative session draws to a close this week, the legislature has yet to take up the Homeowner Bill of Rights.
“We must not give up,” Rose said. “I will be staying in my home, but nobody should have to fight this hard for something so simple. The legislature must immediately pass a strong Homeowner Bill of Rights as a small step towards making sure no one else has to go through such an arduous journey.”
Rose will speak at a press conference for the Homeowner Bill of Rights at the Capitol Wednesday at 11 am.