8/19: Rosemary Williams and supporters to take demands to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

Rosemary Williams, her supporters and
neighbors will gather outside Minneapolis City Hall at 350 S 5th Street
(south side, across from the light rail station). From there, we will
be taking our demands to Mayor R.T. Rybak’s office (room 331).

We will demand that Mayor Rybak use his powers to allow Rosemary to
keep her home. Mayor Rybak has connections with the powers that be in
the city, statewide and nationwide – with the non-profit and business
communities, with the movers and shakers in the DFL and, of course he
has discretion over the Minneapolis police department. But most
important, as mayor, he should be doing everything in his power to
avoid another empty foreclosed home blighting the city.

Can’t make it? Call after 1pm CST and send the Mayor a message. “Stop
Foreclosures and evictions. Let the people stay!” Bail out the people. Phone: (612) 673-2100 – Mayor’s Office.

Since August 7, hundreds of people have come out to support Rosemary
Williams to save her family home. Ms. Williams has lived on the block
for 55 years. She has spent a year speaking out against foreclosure and
evictions on every level, always noting that she has not been fighting
just for herself but others in the same situation. Ms. Williams is
proving to be ray of hope to other families facing foreclosure around
the country.

GMAC, the main servicer of Ms. Williams’s mortgage, tried to evict her
bodily from her home on Aug. 7. They tried to buy her off with $5000
and an order to “leave quietly.” They offered for her to be renter…in
the home GMAC took from her. Ms. Williams has been declaring for year
that she intends to keep the home in the family. And the community is
behind her.