Paint a Picket at Outpost A on Labor Day


Contact: Lee Deveau deveaulee[at]yahoo[dot], @OccupyEugene

Occupy Eugene activists to paint fence at Outpost A, 1191 Lawrence Street

On Labor Day, Monday, September 3, volunteers from Occupy Eugene will paint a picket fence in the front yard of Outpost A at 1191 Lawrence Street. Since late July, activists have occupied the yard with the owner’s permission. The house has been empty for two years and is in foreclosure.

The purpose of the event, Paint a Picket, is to educate the public about bank foreclosures—many of which are fraudulent—and their devastating impact on neighborhoods. Just over the last four years, 2008 through 2011, 7,437 foreclosures were filed in Lane County Courthouse.

Activists also hope to show area residents that Occupy Eugene is working for the benefit of Eugene’s neighborhoods. OE invites our neighbors to visit us at 1191 Lawrence, to talk with activists and volunteers and to see and hear about the work we are doing. Spokespersons for Occupy Eugene will be available for interviews with the press at 12:30 p.m. on Labor Day.

This press release is from the Communications Committee of Occupy Eugene that has been empowered to speak on behalf of the larger Occupy Eugene body.