Yesterday, Rebuilders from across the country spoke up for homeowners and demanded a vote to force banks to allow responsible homeowners to refinance their mortgages at today’s record-low interest rates.
Hundreds of calls have been reported so far! If you haven’t already please take 60 seconds to call your senator and demand they pass this commonsense bill before the August recess.
Here’s yesterday’s email from Ian in case you missed it:
This week Rebuilders in swing states are delivering tens of thousands of your signatures to local Senate offices, demanding that Congress force banks to allow responsible homeowners to refinance their mortgages at today’s record-low interest rates.
Homeowners are in serious trouble, while banks rake in record profits and Congress sits on its hands. Our efforts have definitely got their attention, but right now, we’re hearing conflicting reports about Congress’s willingness to pass this legislation. So we don’t know for sure what they plan to do.
If we can force a vote, it will help make the housing crisis an election year issue. So we need to figure out — fast — where the Senate stands, because we only have one week before Congress goes on recess. After that the only thing they will care about is the November election.
Can you take 60 seconds to call your senators to find out their position on homeowner relief legislation?
Just click here to go to our call page. We have all the information you need, including:
- Your senators’ phone numbers
- A quick script for what questions to ask (the whole call should take under a minute)
- A form where you can report back what you found out
We’re sending this message to enough people to get about 5 phone calls per senate office, which should be just enough to get the information we need. And along the way, we’ll also send a clear signal that everyday voters really care about this solution. That could be enough to force a vote.
This is a commonsense proposal that will keep folks in their homes. There’s no reason Congress shouldn’t pass this — but we all know how Washington works.
If we can just force a vote, however, then the millions of ‘Underwater Voters’ will know who to hold accountable in November for Washington’s inaction.
Speak up today and let them know you’re paying attention, that you vote, and that you’ll remember what they did (or didn’t do) while people were losing their homes.
Ian and the Rebuild the Dream team