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09/30/2015 | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

Senator Warren Joins Local Progress, CPD Partners, and Right to the City to Protect Homeowners

Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined grassroots community leaders and 15 Mayors and City Councilmembers in DC. to call on HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to stop selling off tens of thousands of delinquent mortgages to Wall Street speculators, and, instead, to sell them to purchasers that have a program and plan to save homes from foreclosure and create affordable housing. CPD Partners New York Communities for Change (NYCC) and the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) joined Local Progress, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Right to the City Alliance to organize the event.

Immediately following this meeting, a smaller delegation of the local elected officials and community leaders are scheduled to meet with FHFA Director Mel Watt and FHA Commissioner Ed Golding. 

On October 26-28th elected officials from across the country will come together in Los Angeles for the Fourth Annual Local Progress Convening for three days of movement-building, policy innovation and solidarity. The program will include presentations by the nation’s leading experts on a wide array of policy topics and featured speeches from Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry, AFL-CIO Vice President Tefere Gebre, Dallas County Executive Clay Jenkins, USC Professor Manuel Pastor, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, and many others. 

To find out more information, please contact Local Progress Co-Director, Sarah Johnson.