Detroit: Stop the Eviction of Retired UAW Member Gregorio Martinez

Bilingual Flyer:

Saturday, March 30: Rally and march against Chase Bank
10:00 am: Gather at Gregorio’s house, 5811 Chopin St., Detroit
  (West of Livernois, 2nd block north of McGraw)
11:00 am March/Caravan to Chase Bank at 7301 Wyoming at Warren, Detroit

Monday, April 1: Pack the Courtroom
8:45 am, 36th District Court – Judge Wanda Evans, 421 Madison St., Detroit (next to Ford Field)

Call/Email Chase bank and tell them to stop the eviction of Gregorio Martinez (contact info below)

Gregorio Martinez is 69 years old. He has lived in his house in Southwest Detroit for the past 15 years.  He is well respected in his community and neighborhood. Gregorio is a 30-year Ford retiree, UAW Local 3000, Ford Flat Rock. His son is a member of UAW Local 600.

Gregorio is conscientious, never missing a full day of work at Ford. However, after retirement he temporarily fell behind on his mortgage due to the extraordinary financial needs of family members. His house is one of the last in his neighborhood that has not been abandoned and destroyed, but Gregorio now faces eviction after April 1 by Chase Bank unless we organize to prevent it.  Mr. Martinez does not read or write English; he didn’t understand the foreclosure process, the right to be reviewed for a loan modification, the sheriff’s sale, or the redemption period that allowed him to buy back his home.  Chase Bank bought Mr. Martinez’ home for $2,800 at the sheriff’s sale— in other words with $2,800 Mr. Martinez could have redeemed his home.

Friends and supporters of Mr. Martinez in Southwest Detroit and neighbors and supporters from Detroit Eviction Defense are demanding that Chase Bank stop the eviction of Gregorio Martinez and allow Mr. Martinez to redeem his home for $2,800 so that he will own it free and clear. We are asking supporters to call Chase Bank and demand that they stop the eviction of Gregorio Martinez and provide him an opportunity to redeem his home. Mr. Martinez lives at 5811 Chopin St., Detroit, MI 48210.

Contact Chase Bank CEO Jamie Dimon. Tell him to stop eviction and foreclosure of Gregorio Martinez and allow him to redeem his property. We don’t need another empty home trashed out by the bank!

Mention Chase Bank loan
#1676107537. Phone 888-310-7995



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