ACORN Home Defenders to Confront “Home Wrecker 4” in 14 Cities (locations)


Contact: Austin King, Director, ACORN Financial Justice Center, (608)    213-0104


ACORN Home Defenders to Confront “Home Wrecker 4” in 14 Cities


Will Demand Participation in Obama’s Foreclosure Prevention Program from Goldman Sachs’ Litton, Barclay’s HomEq, American Home Mortgage, and OneWest

(Washington, DC) – ACORN members, allies, and struggling homeowners, outraged at the ongoing foreclosure crisis that is tearing apart neighborhoods and the economy, will directly confront the mortgage companies at the heart of the ongoing national nightmare.  In March, President Obama announced “Making Home Affordable”, a $75 billion effort to prevent 4 million foreclosures.  The program is voluntary, but over 80% of the mortgage industry has signed for what is definitively the new minimum standard in the industry.  Yet a handful of mortgage companies, including four of the most important who service more than 2 million families’ mortgages – the “Home Wrecker 4”– have refused to sign up for the plan.


WHO:                   ACORN Home Defenders in 14 Cities


WHEN:                 Tuesday June 30th








Local Time
Dallas Goldman Sachs Ste 1000, 100 Crescent CT, Dallas, TX Allison Brim, Head Organizer, ACORN-Dallas (214) 823-4580

10:00 AM

Pittsburgh Federal Reserve 717 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Maryellen Hayden, Head Organizer, ACORN-Pittsburgh (412) 657-3251

10:00 AM

Philadelphia Goldman Sachs Mellon Bank Center, 1735 Market Street, 26th Floor, Philadelphia 19103 Neil Herrmann, Head Organizer, ACORN-Philadelphia (201) 280-1060

11:15 AM

St. Louis Federal Reserve 411 Locust St, St Louis, MO 63102-2034 Jeff Ordower, Head Organizer, ACORN-St. Louis (314) 267-4664

11:30 AM

New York City Goldman Sachs HQ 85 Broad Street, NY, NY 10004 Ann Sullivan, Field Organizer, ACORN-NY (917) 974-7814

12:00 PM

Wilmington Barclays 100 S West St, Wilmington, DE Darlene Battle, Head Organizer, ACORN-Delaware (302) 588-1782

12:00 PM

Columbus Home Defense Columbus Statehouse, Corner of Broad and High (West Side) Amy Teitelman, Head Organizer, ACORN-Ohio (513) 257-9813

2:30 PM

Houston Residence of Larry Litton 22107 Grand Cove Court, Katy, TX 77450 Jayne Junkin, Head Organizer, ACORN-Houston (713) 868-7015

11:00 AM

Little Rock Federal Reserve Stephens Building, 111 Center Street, Suite 1000, Little Rock, AR 72201 Neil Sealy, Head Organizer, ACORN-AR (501) 346-9617

12:00 PM

Boston Goldman Sachs 125 High Street St, Boston, MA‎ Mimi Ramos, Head Organizer of ACORN-MA (617) 905-9939

12:00 PM

Los Angeles OneWest/IndyMac 888 E Walnut St and 155 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA‎ John Eller, Head Organizer, ACORN-LA (415) 725-9869

11:00 AM

Miami / Orlando Goldman Sachs – Miami First Union Financial Center, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3700, Miami 33131 Shina Rolle, Field Director, ACORN-FL (813) 728-1867

11:00 AM

Miami / Orlando Barclays 1111 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL Shina Rolle, Field Director, ACORN-FL (813) 728-1867

2:00 PM

San Francisco Goldman Sachs 555 California St., 45th Floor, SF 94104 Claire Haas, Field Director, ACORN-Oakland (510) 710-0163

11:00 AM

Seattle Goldman Sachs 719 2nd Avenue, suite 1300, Seattle 98401 Alex King, Head Organizer, ACORN-WA (206) 841-6428

2:00 PM



WHAT:                 ACORN’s “Home Defenders” will confront the “Home Wrecker 4” to demand participation in President Obama’s foreclosure plan.  GREAT VISUALS!


WHY:                    Because millions of Americans are losing their homes, neighborhoods and the economy are in ruins, and while the “Home Wrecker 4” are taking tax dollars and giving away huge bonuses, they refuse to do even the bare minimum for American homeowners by signing up for the Obama foreclosure plan.


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ACORN is the nation’s largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, with over 450,000 member families organized into neighborhood chapters in 100 cities across the country.  Since 1970 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to our members.  Our priorities include: better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and better public schools. ACORN is an acronym, and each letter should be capitalized.  ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. 


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