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Detroit Families Facing Foreclosure Call on Mayor Duggan, Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree To Stop Violating Michigan’s Constitution, Stop Foreclosures
Women’s Convention attendees join families and advocates
 
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DETROIT – Families fighting to stay in their homes will gather at Wayne State Law School to speak out against illegal property tax assessments being used to force people from their homes in the City of Detroit. The families and their supporters will call on Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree to immediately stop home foreclosures and stop over-assessing properties in violation of the Michigan Constitution. Attendees from the Women’s Convention being held in Detroit will also be present.

 About 100,000 working families, mostly African-Americans, have lost their homes to tax foreclosure, which has devastated Detroit neighborhoods, and run directly counter to the Mayor’s promise to increase Detroit’s population.
 
Families facing foreclosure have invited Mayor Duggan, Treasurer Sabree, and Sen. Coleman Young, Jr., to hear stories of the fear, anger, and anxiety caused by illegally inflated property taxes. The event is free and open to the public.
 
What/When:
Community Speak Out to Stop Foreclosures & End Unconstitutional Tax Assessments
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Noon – 1:30 p.m.
 
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.             
Press conference – Auditorium  For members of the media
 
12:00 p.m. -12:45 p.m.
Roundtable Lunch – Lobby  For families facing foreclosure and their supporters. Reporters can join after thepress conference to hear the first-hand accounts of the challenges facing Detroit’s families.
             
12:45-1:30 Community Speak Out
 
Where: Patriarch Auditorium, Wayne State University Law School 471 West Palmer Ave. Detroit, MI 48202
 
Who:   Detroit families facing foreclosure;
Bernadette Atuahene, Wayne Law Visiting Professor, author of the study on illegal foreclosures;
Bonsitu Kitaba, ACLU of Michigan attorney suing the City of Detroit and Wayne County for unconstitutional property tax assessments; and Women’s Convention Attendees

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