Media Advisory: Moratorium Now Rally/Victory Party for Rubie Curl-Pinkins, Aug. 22, 5:30pm


For Immediate Release

Media Advisory
Press Conference

Event: Moratorium Now Rally/Press Conference
Home of Rubie Curl-Pinkins
1769 Holden Near West Grand Blvd., Detroit
Friday, Aug. 22, 5:15pm
Contact: Moratorium Now Coalition to Stop Foreclosures
& Evictions, Central United Methodist Church
23 East Adams, Fourth Floor
Phone: 313.887.4434(office), 313.671.3715(press office)
E-mail: moratorium@moratorium-mi.org
URL: Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions in Michigan

Press Conference and Victory Rally to Honor the Struggle That Saved the
Home of Rubie Curl-Pinkins

A widely publicized campaign in July to save the home of a senior
citizen in Detroit, Ms. Rubie Curl-Pinkins, illustrated the human impact
of mortgage foreclosure and highlighted the necessity for a moratorium
on this practice. The Moratorium Now Coalition to Stop Foreclosures and
Evictions is supporting the immediate passage of Senate Bill 1306,
sponsored by Sen. Hansen Clarke, which would place a two-year moratorium
on home foreclosures.

One of every 11 mortgage holders in the U.S. is now delinquent on their
payments or in foreclosure. The crisis has now spread beyond the
subprime mortgage disaster to those with regular interest loans.
Foreclosures, evictions, blight, abandoned and vandalized homes,
devastate communities--enough is enough!

Taking this message across the state of Michigan, the Moratorium Now
Coalition is currently mobilizing people from all over the region to
attend a mass demonstration at the State Capital in Lansing on
Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11:00 a.m. Only a mass outpouring of people from
all around Michigan will force the State Legislature to pass SB-1306.

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the press
conference and rally this Friday, Aug. 22 to both celebrate the victory
of saving the Pinkins' home, which was slated for a sheriff's sale
through Countrywide (now owned by Bank of America), and to announce the
upcoming demonstration at the State Capital on Sept. 17.