Dorli Rainey, long-time Seattle activist, at Eviction Blockade preparation on May 5, 2013 in South Park at Jeremy Griffin’s home. Reflecting on the unabated power of the banks and our government’s unwillingness to make banks live up to their promises to work with people who are facing foreclosure, she notes that it is this inaction that forces people to take drastic action, such as the Eviction Blockade that SAFE and others are planning, in order to keep people in their homes. ~ SafeSeattle.org
Dorli Rainey speaking at a SAFE rally about why she fights the banks.
I’m a firm believer that we need to evict the banks, not their customers. They have been having their own way for so long. All the laws are in favor of the banks, and nobody really cares what happens when they go and evict people from their homes if they have been there a long time. Obama decided he was going to forgive the banks of a lot of sins under certain conditions, but the banks did not live up to the refinancing, the forgiving of credit and other things. So we have to take drastic measures to keep people in their homes and to let the banks know that we really are very serious about stopping their evictions and foreclosures.