Watch a Screening of “The Ordinance” with Stop the Debt Trap LA on Feb 22nd

Join Stop the Debt Trap LA on Wednesday, February 22nd from 2 – 4 pm for a screening of “The Ordinance” documentary film, followed by a short campaign briefing and planning meeting. the-ordinance

With billionaires, racists and Wall Street executives running the country, our communities are especially vulnerable.

Come learn more about how we’re organizing locally to shore up protections for consumers and communities against predatory lenders.

“The Ordinance” is a new short film focused on the fight to reform predatory lending in Texas, and the role that local communities, faith leaders and policy makers played in putting out the “not welcome” mat to financial predators in their community.

Much like in California, the Texas legislature is partial to the payday loan industry, and legally allows for abusive triple-digit interest rate lending. In Texas and in California, communities are fighting back and organizing to pass local policies in their cities to stop the growth of these industries and send a strong message to state and federal policy makers that enough is enough!

Come learn more about the local movement against predatory payday and car title lenders, and how you can get involved in our advocacy campaign!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP either on CRC’s Facebook page, or by emailing Liana Molina.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Liana at liana@calreinvest.org

You can watch the trailer for the movie by clicking here.

Screening of Fleeced Documentary about Elder Abuse in Sacramento April 15th

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As part of the Housing California conference, several organizations are sponsoring a screening of Fleeced: Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse that will also include a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 15th, from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Sacramento Convention Center, in Room 304. Space is limited. To RSVP, please contact Maya Abood: maya@calruralhousing.org, (916) 443-4448

Building Awareness of Elder Financial Fraud and Abuse
Older adults are the fastest growing population in the U.S., and one of five older Americans is the victim of financial fraud and abuse The economic cost of older-adult financial fraud and abuse is estimated at $2.9 billion annually, but those are only the cases that are reported. The damage to the emotional and physical health and well-being of the victims and their families takes a significant toll as well.

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Fleeced is a new documentary produced by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), which tells the story of older adults and their families who were victimized by different types of financial scams and abusive financial products. These individuals and their families transform from victims to advocates speaking out for others. Fleeced includes expert commentary from financial fraud and abuse prevention experts as well as national aging leaders and community advocates.

Who Should Attend?
Older-adult service providers and advocates, senior housing developers and operators, banks and financial institutions, legal services attorneys, federal, state, and local government agencies, elected officials and staff.

Keynoters
Roger Dickinson, Assembly Member, District 7
Lora Connolly, Director, California Department of Aging

Panelists
Annette Smith, Tenant Organizer, Lyn Roc Tenants Association, Rocklin (featured in film)
Heidi Richardson, Program Specialist, Sacramento County Adult Protective Services
Paulina Gonzalez, Executive Director, California Reinvestment Coalition
John Moon, District Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

This screening is sponsored by:

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition

The California Reinvestment Coalition

The Elder Financial Protection Network

California Coalition for Rural Housing

You can watch a trailer for Fleeced by clicking on this link.

If you’d like to print or share a 1 page flyer for the screening, click on this link: http://bit.ly/fleecedmovie