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A Million Artists

Artists Against Foreclosure

    1. Art Feeds Us * Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign
    2. Petition by

      Art Feeds Us * Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign

A million families are expected to lose their homes this next year. With the help of a Million Artists these families can be inspired to make history by staying in their homes during this unprecedented time of foreclosures and evictions. This petition was sparked by the case of Rhonda Lancaster who played with Earth Wind and Fire. She is refusing to leave her foreclosed home in Philadelphia. Please support her and other families to stay in their homes by signing this important petition.

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    News

    1. "Standing on Solid Ground" Benefit Concert June 5!

      Announcing the "Standing on Solid Ground" Concert to benefit Rhonda Lancaster's fight to stay in her home featuring Breakwater, Change, The Psychadelic Pimps, Angela Despera and the Ugo Orchestra. The concert will take place on June 7, 2012 at The Adelphia Ballroom located at 1750 Clements Bridge Road in Deptford, New Jersey. The event will be hosted by 98.1 WOGL's Bob Pantano and Joe "Too Cool" Collari and will raise awareness about the Artists Against Foreclosure Petition while raising money to help Rhonda stay in her home.

      If you are an Artist who would like to be a part of the "Standing on Solid Ground" Benefit Concert June 5 (live or through Skype), please contact artfeedsus@gmail.com.

    2. Artists Stand with Families Refusing to Leave their Homes

      For Immediate Release: May 22, 2012

      PHILADELPHIA - The Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign and the National Coalition of Artists Against Foreclosure will be holding an emergency Press Conference on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. The Press Conference will be held at the home of Rhonda Lancaster, located at 4901 Morris Street at 11am EST and will address the specific cases of Rhonda Lancaster and Glenn Davis. Lancaster is currently facing eminent eviction due to foreclosure.

      Rhonda Lancaster is a musician whose fight against foreclosure in Philadelphia has inspired a National Petition (http://www.change.org/petitions/artists-against-foreclosure) calling for a Million Artists to support a Million Families slated to lose their homes to foreclosure this year. Lancaster's publicized battle with her lender Fannie Mae has taken a turn for the worst and she has been served with a notice from the Sheriff's Dept...(more at link below)

    3. Rhonda Lancaster has received notice from the Sheriff's Department.

      There was an Emergency Housing meeting Monday 5/14/12 at PPEHRC office at 10am on the corner of Hancock and Diamond in Philadelphia. Please call 612-559-8637 if you would like to become more involved.

    4. VIDEO - Fannie Mae Demonstration: Save Rhonda's Home!

      On April 12, 2012 Cheri Honkala and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign led a demonstration against Fannie Mae to save Rhonda Lancaster's family home of over 35 years.
      Check out the video from PPEHRC & leave a comment! Support people standing up to the banks & saying NO to eviction & foreclosure.
      Please view the video here: http://youtu.be/f666dqNKEW0
      or at the active Link below.
      Thank you!

    5. A Message from Rhonda Lancaster

      "I want to thank all of you who are signing this petition .. please spread the word about this very important issue. I sincerely thank the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Organization for taking on my case. This is significant. I along with this organization are standing up for a basic right that should be afforded to all, even or cherished Artist in all Genres. Thank you for your continued support and pass it on!!! God Bless" Rhonda Lancaster via change.org #ArtistsAgainstForeclosure 4/24/12

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. Update from our Occupy Fannie Mae protest! Rhonda met with Fannie Mae

      **background**
      On April 12, 2012 Cheri Honkala and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign led a demonstration against Fannie Mae to save Rhonda Lancaster's family home of over 35 years. Footage of the protest can be found here:
      http://youtu.be/f666dqNKEW0

      **update**
      Update from our Occupy Fannie Mae protest! Rhonda met with Fannie Mae rep: Fannie will call Wells Fargo and attempt to reach a deal. “Notify sheriff!”

    8. Rally to Save the Home of Germantown Musician

      by Chris Robinson / March 26, 2012

      "Twenty-five neighbors and friends gathered at the Germantown home of Rhonda Lancaster on March 14 to protest her scheduled eviction. Germantown is a historic neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. Lancaster, a musician and water fitness instructor, has lived in her row house for thirty five years. Now, Wells Fargo Bank is preparing to repossess it.

      In the struggle to keep her home, Lancaster has the assistance of national housing advocate Cheri Honkala, director of the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign, http://www.economichumanrights.org.

      During her thirty five years in the neighborhood, Rhonda Lancaster has been an involved and highly valued member of her community. She has worked as a block captain and a town watch leader and has helped young people in her area find employment. She herself has been consistently employed, and is currently teaching water fitness classes..." (read more at opednews.com)

    9. Foreclosure filings jumped nearly 50% in February

      SOLOMON D. LEACH / PHILADELPHIA / Published: March 25, 2012 8:13 p.m.

      "Rhonda Lancaster is a fighter. She inherited it from her mother, a former Black Panther. But now Lancaster finds herself going against a massive, complex opponent: foreclosure.

      Lancaster, a local musician who has played with acts such as Earth, Wind and Fire, is trying to keep the Germantown home where she's lived for 35 years. Her mother signed a reverse mortgage near the end of her life, but Lancaster was unable to get her name on the deed. Much of her money went to paying her mother's medical bills, making it hard to keep up with the mortgage, and shortly after her mother passed in 2009, the home went into foreclosure, she said.

      Despite appealing to lawyers and seeking legal counsel, Lancaster has been unable to modify the loan or get financial assistance. Yet, she doesn't plan to pack up and go. "I refuse to lay down and take it," Lancaster said last week in front of her house..." (read more at Metro.us)

    10. Reached 10 signatures

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    • R B GREENVILLE, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      "As through this world you travel, you'll meet some funny men/

      Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen." -- 'The Ballad of Pretty Boy Floyd' by Woody Guthrie

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    • Melissa Luxton EAST LONGMEADOW, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      Each of us is only an illness, a job loss, a change in life circumstances away from losing our home--it's a shared responsibility--a shared trait of compassion--that prevents foreclosure from becoming a reality for so many.

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    • Rasabah Sudarkasa-Kyasaah TRUTH CITY[BATTLE CREEK], MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Location , Location , Location is the basis of all Inspiration

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    • Sherry Saunders FT. WORTH, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Every man, woman and child in this country deserves a place to live.

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    • Jerry Kirk HAYWARD, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      I personally know that Art, no matter what form,.serves as a tool for the betterment of the human race. It stretches across cultural barriers. It's supersedes age, race, and sex. In its own way united the world.

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