Petition to Wells Fargo, Timothy J. Sloan, Stephen W. Sanger, Hope A. Hardison, Franklin R. Codel, Richard D. Levy, Avid Modjtabai, Lloyd H. Dean, Jeff Prohaska
Wells Fargo: Stop foreclosure on our dead fathers home
Our father had a massive heart attack in 2008 and we thought we would have lost him at that time but he survived. Our dad was the main breadwinner in our household. As he suffered a major health setback, so did we financially. Throughout this time he made frequent visits to the hospital which made it difficult for him to maintain a job. Therefore it was also difficult to cover household bills, as well as medical expenses. Another unexpected event occurred in 2010 when our tenant intentionally set our house on fire, which forced us out of our own home. The fire and the stress of the event truly set our dads health back severely. He required many stents, a pacemaker, and a lvad machine to help his heart function. As all of these medical treatments were short term, our father still made multiple visits to the hospital. The only secure option we had to sustain his life was a heart transplant, his body accepted the heart but sadly the heart itself was not good and caused our father to pass away a week after receiving. Since the start of our father's illness in 2008 we have tried to get a loan modification. But we keep getting denied, saying we are missing documents, or either have to redo paperwork. This has been the ongoing cycle for the past several years. We have spent hours on the phone speaking with customer service representatives who won’t provide us with any information. All they can tell us is that they have received our documents and they are “reviewing” it. Despite repeated calls, letters, and faxes, they still won't tell us how to save the house. After multiple failed attempts of trying to achieve a loan modification, we opted for a short sale instead. Of course, this option was also denied multiple times. With responses saying that we either have insufficient paperwork, or they are moving forwards with the foreclosure process. We had multiple buyers interested in the house for a short sale but because of Wells Fargo constant need for us to resubmit paperwork all the time, we have lost all such opportunities. Wells Fargo won’t even talk to us and last we heard the house is in foreclosure since Feb 20th, we were never alerted. The numerous amount of times we called to ask if they received the documents for a loan modification not once did they say the house was already in foreclosure. All they keep saying is we are missing documents or submitted late, we have proof of submitting all the needed documents. Despite our best efforts Wells Fargo is still trying to foreclose on our house and we have nowhere to go. Now they are planning on auctioning the house. I urge you to make any modifications needed to the loan and allow us to continue our lives in our home of 17 years. This modification is easy to make - and will make a big difference for our family in need. If you can't do that then at least grant a short sale. We have always worked hard and paid our taxes. I'm asking you, and the other big lenders, to do the same. We would like to appeal to Wells Fargo and ask for a loan modification again. We have nowhere to go. We are one of the thousands of families who have already lost their home or are at risk of foreclosure.
Petition to Jerry Stritzke, REI Board of Directors
Divest from banks that fund the fossil fuel industry!
As a young person who cares about our planet, I know that we all need to take action to stop climate change. But did you know that REI – a company which prides itself on its commitment to the environment and improving access to the outdoors – uses the same banks which fund fossil fuel projects? Unless companies like REI lead the way by divesting from the fossil fuel industry, climate change will keep getting worse. Join me in demanding that REI do better by its members and the planet. It’s because of the support of banks like Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank that projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline are built, cementing us into a future dependent on fossil fuels and climate change. As a young person who will be alive long past the people running these companies and banks, I know that we must immediately change course. If we continue investing in fossil fuels, my children will likely never know the experience of the winter wonderland I grew up with, nor the beautiful Minnesota landscapes. Climate change is harming our planet and devastating our future on it – and REI is helping. The sad news is that most of REI’s customers probably don’t know that their money is being stored in banks which then lend it to the fossil fuel industry. The good news is that if enough of us speak out, the company is more compelled than ever to listen! REI claims to put purpose over its profits, and prioritize environmental stewardship over its bottom line. Join me in demanding that they walk their talk, and lead the way for other companies to divest.
Petition to Wells Fargo, Bank Of America, Citi Bank, CHASE BANK, Morgan Stanley, Glodman Sachs
Tell the Big Banks to Stop Funding Climate Change
$115 billion. That’s how much the world’s biggest banks pumped into “extreme fossil fuel” projects in 2017 alone.* Here’s the kicker: those are your dollars directly fueling climate change. Big Banks finance fossil fuel companies through loans and investments using the money we trust them to hold—projects like the Dakota Pipeline (DAPL) or offshore/Arctic drilling couldn’t happen without it. The list of top offenders includes Chase, Citi, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Wells Fargo. Any of those names sound familiar? We can and must do better! Let’s commit to break that destructive cycle by voting with our feet—we’ll move our money to green banking and investing options. Today we’re asking you to take the #MovetoGreen pledge: I commit to start moving my money into fossil fuel-free banking and investments that are sustainable—so my money will help, not hurt, the planet and people. Imagine: together, we will get 1 million Americans to commit to move to green banking and investment by Earth Day 2019—ourselves, our friends, our families—and we will make a real difference in the fight against climate change this year. There is a growing movement toward moving money away from fossil fuels, including steps taken by cities like Kansas City and New York City, organizations like the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Funds, and colleges across the country. We can’t wait any longer. Since 2001, we’ve seen 17 of the 18 hottest years on record. Doing nothing is no longer an option. Now it’s time for all of us to step up and join the green revolution in banking and investing. Sign the pledge and share it widely, because tomorrow’s planet depends on what we do today. We do have the power to change things. Together we can finally take on the fossil fuel industry, and win. *"Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card," March 28, 2018
Petition to Shareholders, Fund Managers, Bank Of America
Force $BAC to increase dividend and or Larger Share Buybacks
Bank of America is now on its strongest footing its ever been on and the balance sheet/risk profile is at a perfect and safe point. But the loan growth of the company is stagnant and hasn't been growing the way it should be. The dividend is still small and the share buyback program is still not enough. Analyst after analysts have mentioned this stock is far to cheap for the results it produces. So I am recommending to share holders and fund managers to sign this petition to force the board and its CEO to start taking action to make sure its shareholders are taken care of. I understand there has been an increase in the stock but its still far to cheap. We need to force this board and its CEO to increase the dividend or offer up a much larger share buyback program!