Mortgage Task Force Still Not Delivering? Occupy Group Holds Counter-Fundraiser

Progressives cheered when New York's progressive attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, was named to head a task force looking into the massive fraud committed by banks in foreclosing on thousands of homes around the country. 

The foreclosure crisis is still ongoing, though, and the task force remains woefully underfunded. 

So the Occupy-affiliated group F the Banks, along with the Campaign for a Fair Settlement is holding a "fundraiser"--hitting Bryant Park in New York City at 6pm tonight with dollar bills (and pots and pans to bang), calling attention to Obama's big-dollar fundraiser for his reelection campaign while leaving 

“This is our attempt to continue to put the pressure on the Obama administration to actually deliver on their promise of the Mortgage Fraud Task Force, which was formed early this year with the promise of holding accountable those who brought down the global economy,” Alexis Goldstein, a former Wall Street analyst and now a frequent MSNBC guest, toldAllison Kilkenny at The Nation.

As for the fundraisers Obama's attending? NBC reported: 

Obama campaign bundler and billionaire investor Marc Lasry was holding an exclusive reception Monday night, followed by a gala at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. The evening was to conclude with an event dubbed "Barack on Broadway" at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Obama will return to Manhattan next week for a fundraiser at the home of "Sex and the City" actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

AlterNet / By Sarah Jaffe

Posted at June 4, 2012, 11:39am

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