From:   J.A. Myerson <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 11:01:47 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign

I love this idea. I'm going to put some weight into trying to help it take off. I'll be in touch as organizing efforts develop from my end.


On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:50 PM, Lucas Vazquez <> wrote:
If you're interested in anti-eviction campaigns you should look at the organization called O4O (organize for occupation) who recently blocked the eviction of an woman called Mary Ward from her home in Bed-Study, Brooklyn

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:41 PM, grimwomyn <> wrote:
then send on at will-- lets do it!

Here is a tweet to promote it:
Not in NYC 2 #occupywallstreet ? #ows How abt #occupyhomes ? Find a
house that needs a bit 'o love:

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:25 PM,
<> wrote:
> this is a BRILLIANT idea! It builds on recent anti-eviction actions (one in
> Brooklyn led by Black community groups a couple months ago, sorry I forget
> the elderly woman's name, another more recent one I believe in CA, and
> others).
> And the social media overlay proposed is a great organizing tool!
> ps I forget which list I saw it on but there are three antiforeclosure
> auctions organized by a community group I believe next week.
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: David DeGraw <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign
> Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:07:38 -0400
> There's a guy i know, Rob Somerton - BofA is about to foreclose on his home,
> he is threatening to either not leave or bulldoze the house, he's been
> organizing around this issue for awhile, may be good contact:
> also, biggest foreclosure action network based on LI - forget the guys name,
> cell is: 516-263-9715
> On 10/7/2011 10:23 PM, J.A. Myerson wrote:
> This is one of the best ideas I've ever heard. How do we get started?
> On Oct 7, 2011 10:00 PM, "Alexandre Machado De Sant&#39;Anna Carvalho"
> <> wrote:
>> Dear Friends:
>> Just read at the enemy's newspaper (Wall Street Journal, ha) that over
>> 600,000- 1 million Americans face foreclosure threats due to the mortgage
>> scam and mass unemployment. Can we launch a campaign called "OccupyMyHome",
>> where we invite people - alongside neighboors and friends in solidarity - to
>> refuse to leave their homes when evicting officers come. To hold their
>> ground, in civil disobedience against a obvious injustice perpetrated by
>> political economic forces that work against the people?
>> This campaign, alongside the "move your money from big banks to credit
>> unions" would deliver a blow to financial institutions and make the powerful
>> listen.
>> On a practical note, it would be awesome if we had programmers who could
>> code a web platform where people at risk of eviction add in their home to a
>> georeferenced map, and through it call on neighboors and friends to hold
>> their ground, camping at their place, and of course, documenting
>> everything. Each day people upload that information, alongside any videos
>> of resistance, to that platform so the world could be in support.
>> Anyone willing to help spread this idea forth, and actualize it? I am
>> computer-coding ignorant, unfortunately!
>> --
>> Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH
>> 2009 Reynolds Fellow
>> mobile +1 914 563 4209
>> home +1 914 633 0415

J.A. Myerson