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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Occupy Bernal: Neighbors to Dump Banks on Valentine's Day

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 8:35 AM

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If you are bitter about Valentine's Day, who better to take it out on than Wells Fargo and other big banks? After all, they are the ones who broke your heart, right?

We know they've hurt a lot of hearts in Bernal Heights, which is why Occupy Bernal has big plans for this day of love. Neighbors are using Valentine's Day to heal that pain with a new campaign, initiated by Causa Justa::Just Cause, dubbed "Dump the Banks."

And yes, couples are welcome, too.

Neighbors will meet with local organizations at noon today at Justin Herman Plaza, where there will be a few speakers, including residents who have been victims of predatory lending and are now facing foreclosures. Afterward, the 99 percent is invited to march alongside with them to the downtown banks, and let them know they are dumping them.

In addition, Occupy Bernal and Occupy SF Housing are asking Wells Fargo to stop evicting and foreclosing on their neighbors for their own profit. Events are scheduled at Wells Fargo's CEO's home on Feb. 25 as well as the home of Wells Fargo Board member Feb. 27. There will be a Stop Bernal Neighbor Foreclosure Auction on March 1.

"They've broken our hearts, our homes, and torn our families and communities apart," the group said in a statement. 

Come prepared to make Valentine's today.

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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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