Take Back the Land – Madison will hold a press conference and volunteer work day.
Monday, May 17 at 2:30pm.
Aldo Leopold Park,
(off of Greenway Cross and Traceway Drive on Madison’s Southside)
Max Rameau from the national Take Back the Land Movement will be speaking at the press conference. Max Rameau’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, USA Today, CNN, ABC News, Democracy NOW! and the latest Michael Moore movie, Capitalism: A Love Story.
At the open house, Take Back the Land will demonstrate the negative impact vacant houses have on our neighborhoods and clean up the property so that a homeless family can be moved in. Take Back the Land – Madison is part of the national Take Back the Land movement which seeks to take action in the face of a housing crisis in which foreclosed homes remain vacant and too many families are homeless while banks profit from billions in tax-financed bailout money. At the press conference, Take Back the Land – Madison will ask the bank to give the property to the Madison Area Community Land Trust so that the home can be turned into affordable housing for homeless families. TBL – Madison will also ask the police and sheriff to defend families instead of corporate bailed-out banks.