War in Iraq took her son, Wall St. greed is about to take her home.
Jocelyne Voltaire hasn't stopped crying since she received notice that her son was killed in Iraq. "I can't eat, I can't sleep. He was my firstborn; the light of my life. Every day I cry and cry and scream. I can't help it."
Today, Jocelyne will be hit by another tragedy: losing her home. Jocelyne immigrated from Haiti 21 years ago, worked two jobs while bringing up her children. In 1987 she achieved the American dream: she put $55,000 down and bought a white, two-story house in Queens Village, New York. Now, caught in caught in the largest financial scam in history, she is one of thousands of Americans whose homes will be sold on the auction block.
Last night while Obama and McCain were playing tug of war over Joe the Plumber, just a stone's throw from the debate at Hofstra University, Long Island locals are losing their homes, their jobs and their children to America's failed policies. Watch this short video below of Jocelyne telling her story- read more below.
"I still have two children, ages 6 and 10, who need a roof over their heads. I worked all my life, my son died for this country, and now the bank wants to take my home away? That's just wrong," says Jocelyne. "Washington needs to help us, the homeowners, not the banks and Wall Street."
Jocelyne's house goes on the auction block today and CODEPINK will be there with her outside the Queens Courthouse where her fate will be decided.
Please donate now to CODEPINK's emergency fund to make sure that Jocelyne stays in her home.If we raise $20,000 right away, we can avert another tragedy and provide a model of what Congress should be doing-bailing out the people and not Wall Street!
Thank you for your generosity,
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