S.A.F.E. & THE BE-FAIR PIRATES DECLARE SEATTLE AN ‘EVICTION FREE ZONE’
"We've been hornswaggled by Wall Street long enough. The scurvy dogs at Bank of America, Chase and the rest must 'walk the plank' for plundering America and hanging homeowners out to dry."
Washington-based Backbone Campaign and SAFE, Standing Against Foreclosure and Eviction, introduced a swarthy new crew of pirates to Seattle this during this Seafair. Calling themselves the Be Fair Pirates, members of the organizations arrived by land and sea to take Seward Park by storm, calling attention to the plight of underwater homeowners and demanding relief. Approximately 30% of American homeowners have "underwater" mortgages; their mortgages are higher than the value of their homes.