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One hundred days ago Morgan Stanley was threatening to send in the sheriffs and a moving truck the next day to evict Jodie Randolph from her house in Alameda, California.

One hundred days ago it looked like Jodie Randolph, cancer patient and grandmother, might be out in the street.

But it was also one hundred days ago that the Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group swung into action, invading Morgan Stanley's Oakland offices and calling for anyone and everyone to show up at 9:00 AM the next day to prevent the eviction.

The sheriff never showed up.


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Since that time the OOFDG and friends have been maintaining watch on Jodie's house, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. If anyone were to attempt a move on the house calls would go out to hundreds of supporters.

That hasn't been necessary.

In December we marched on Morgan Stanley's San Francisco's offices, and on January 14th, Jodie sat down for the first time with representatives of Morgan Stanley to work out a loan modification.

Just a few days ago, all the documents and papers were submitted, and we await some sort of response from Morgan Stanley's decision makers.

It's not over 'til it's over, but one hundred days into it


JODIE IS STILL IN HER HOME!.

The Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group would like to thank everyone who has contributed to Jodie's cause. Those who rallied at her house when the call went out on Day 1, those who have brought food to the house, those who have sat through numerous shifts at Jodie's house, those who have tweeted and facebooked, those who have commented in support, and everyone else who has helped in any way. Countless person-hours have gone into this effort, including more than an entire year's worth of labor keeping the house guarded.


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Some of us (yours truly 2nd from left) on Jodie's porch

If you are local and would like to join the effort, or help fight for others defrauded by the Big Banks, contact us here.


Jodie Randolph.
Jodie Randolph



Jodie's Story as Told So Far in Daily Kos Diaries..




Day 1: If I'm in Jail When They Call Ohio Tomorrow For Obama...
Day 2: Update on #DefendJodie, The Woman Undergoing Cancer Treatments About to Be Evicted From Her House.
Day 3: The Realtor Arrives. The Realtor Threatens Jodie. Jodie Stays.
Day 5: We Shut Down Morgan Stanley's Phone Line.
Day 8: In Which We Are Contacted by An Alien Life Form.
Day 9: In Which The Issues of Foreclosure & Eviction Get International Attention.
Day 15: In Which We Prepare To Cross the Great Sea.
Day 16: In Which We Try To Deliver a Letter To Morgan Stanley But Shut Down a Skyscraper.
Day 18:In Which OccuPiers Eat Well And the Oakland Tribune Takes Notice.
Day 28: In Which the Dog Ate My Flyer
Day 59: First They Ignore You. Then They Disclaim Responsibility. Then They Negotiate.
Day 71: In Which Jodie Sits Down with Morgan Stanley And Their Lawyer.
Day 73: A Terrific Initial Victory for People's Action.

Follow @defendjodie and the #defendjodie hashtag on twitter.

Get updates from the Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Website and Facebook page.

Originally posted to jpmassar on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 08:14 AM PST.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, California politics, SFKossacks, and Invisible People.

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