A candidate for president was arrested today in Philadelphia while protesting against housing foreclosures.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein staged a protest Wednesday at the headquarters of Fannie Mae in Philadelphia and was arrested when she and others tried to enter the building through an adjacent bank.
Stein says it’s time for a bailout for those underwater with their mortgages.
“we’re here because the American people have had enough. One out of every three homeowners is underwater, millions have lost their homes already, many millions are still in the pipeline, we are five years into this crisis and nothing has been done about it.”
Stein says the poor are being treated the worst in this down economy. Her “Green New Deal” platform aims to increase the country’s energy self-sufficiency and use the savings to bolster the U.S. economy.
Stein’s running mate, city activist Cheri Honkala, also was arrested Wednesday.