By Sachio Ko-yin May 1, 2012
By about 9:30 am, a group of concerned citizens, workers and union members gathered outside of 3801 First District building, to bear witness to the weekly Sheriff’s auction. As more and more working people are expressing unrest about the growing wealth divide, this weekly auction of foreclosed homes and homes with tax liens on them takes on a special significance. This morning’s event was only the beginning of a series of Occupy May Day actions.
“Right now,” said organizer Jasmine Rivera, “We are gong to disrupt the Sheriff's sale for as long as possible, so that those who come here to buy cheap properties get convinced not to buy them- so they know it will mean a family will be without a home.”
According to the flyer put out by organizers, “Thousands of hardworking families with stable incomes and the ability to pay a mortgage lose their homes each month to foreclosure, and tens of thousands more choose between their mortgage and basic needs.”