Occupy Atlanta Moves to Snellville Area, Press Conference Set for 3 p.m.
Organizers will hold a press conference today at the home of a family who is facing eviction and foreclosure. The home, which has a Snellville address, is in unincorporated Gwinnett.
From Occupy Atlanta press statement:
"Occupy Atlanta has been tracking several foreclosure proceedings across the city. We have decided to intervene on the eviction of a hard working family that we believe has been wrongly foreclosed upon.
"Occupy Atlanta will be, with the family's blessing, Occupying a home in Snellville, Georgia in an effort to stop the sheriff from evicting the family.
"Georgia has the 4th highest foreclosure rate in the country, this does not sit well with Occupy Atlanta. We view the high foreclosure rate as one of the major symptoms of economic disparity.
"We also hope to use this opportunity to build the Occupation in Snellville.
"We will have a press conference at the house, 4197 Shoreside Circle Snellville, GA at 3 p.m. The family’s lawyer will be present.
"Occupy Atlanta is a social movement of protest standing in support of the 99% of Americans that is under the overwhelming political and economic influence of the wealthiest 1% of the population. Occupy Atlanta vows to tolerate no longer the greed and corruption of the 1%.
"The movement comprises people of many, socioeconomic strata, ethnic backgrounds and political persuasions unified in their determination to invigorate participatory democracy and give voice and political power to the majority of the people."