Grant a State-wide Foreclosure Moratorium
  • Petitioned Lori Swanson, Minnesota Attorney General

This petition was delivered to:

Lori Swanson, Minnesota Attorney General

Grant a State-wide Foreclosure Moratorium

    1.  Virginia Simson
    2. Petition by

      Virginia Simson

      St. Paul, MN

During the 1930's citizens fought for and WON a foreclosure moratorium (see Farmers Holiday Association) with Minnesota being the very first state to win. But it did spread to other states.

In 2011, Money which was put into state accountants for mortgage FRAUD, is still sitting in bank accounts; the fraud$ter$ collecting the interest.

Since people are being criminalized for fighting foreclosure and there is NO program in place, we ask you to sign our petition and then start one of your own. can give you figures for your state. Make an appointment w/your attorney general's office and suggest this plan!!

Sitting on millions of dollars while people are being evicted is unacceptable. Be transparent with the National Mortgage Settlement and put a moratorium on foreclosures & evictions until the process is up, running, and proven to be working for a month.

There has been at least $41.5 milion available but on hold for over 3 months (update: $280 million on hold for 6 months). It's supposed to be getting used to keep people in their homes and as relief for victims of corrupt banking practices by Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank, and GMAC/Ally Financial. Help us get this money working and stop foreclosures & evictions until it is. Help us prevent homelessness.


 An article on how to get a foreclosure moratorium for your state appears at:

Please sign this petition, too and watch the video:

Anita's story, Facing Foreclosure - ttp://



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. We need people signing, and then sharing ..

       Virginia Simson
      Petition Organizer

      We have so much work to do to prevent traumatic homelessness via foreclosures. Foreclosures are about to ratchet up again, due to stalled paperwork. There are four more years of foreclosure the paperwork is so backed up !!

      It is immoral that a bank that commited fraud be earning interest on settlement monies levelled against them while children are living in CARS!

      Please, find places to post this and get involved. This idea has been adopted by the Green Party has a major strategy on the national level because it is so important.

      If you have signed, I thank you. I want this to reach the 200,000 signature level. Can you please help by passing it along to groups and individuals?

    3. Reached 200 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jason Schweitzer RAMSEY, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      Mortgage with Wells Fargo, no modification yet.

    • Debbie Beane OWENSBORO, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      USA's foreclosure fraud is an absolute tragedy for families. Further, the illegal tactics served to devastate long established real estate law across the entire country! Any responsible, representative government would institute a moratorium on mass robbery in progress, pending full investigation, prosecution and other remedies at law to compensate the victims. Serve the public need for immediate relief, since we pay ALL costs of the devastation in progress for years already!

    • Barbara Korn LAHAINA, HI
      • over 2 years ago

      I lost my home, I hate for that to happen to anyone...

    • Harvey Tjader BEMIDJI, MN
      • over 2 years ago


    • James Moore COLD SPRING, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      It is way to cold outside in the winter for anyone to be homeless in Minnesota!


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