Demonstration Will Confront President On His Policies Affecting Homeowners Near George Clooney's Pad Tonight
You might have heard that President Barack Obama is set to swing in tonight for an epic fundraiser at George Clooney's place.Rather than flee the Obamajam, a group of protesters will head into the eye of the storm to confront Obama about his policies affecting financially-strapped home-owners—and the banks they say have gotten a free pass. Protestors will call on the president to get aggressive with banks and reduce the principal on mortgage payments for many Americans, Peggy
Mears of the Campaign for a Fair Settlement told City News Service.
"Years after wrongdoing by the banks destroyed California's housing market, not a single banker has been prosecuted and the president has refused to dismiss the heads of Fannie and Freddie, who stands in the way of help for millions of Americans,'' Mears told CNS. "It's time the president stood up for homeowners."
The protestors will try to get as close as possible to Clooney's home in Studio City. There was no comment from the Obama campaign.
This fundraiser has been touted as one of the biggest one-night fundraisers in presidential history, thanks in part to all the money coming from folks who were hoping to snag a seat next to POTUS and Clooney. But Obama's own campaign won't confirm the $15 million that's being bandied about and warns the Hollywood Reporter not to believe the rumors: "No one outside of this building knows what this event has raised online. So be wary about any number you are hearing."
Worried about traffic? We know you are: here's the latest update on Obama's route from City Councilman Paul Krekorian.