economic crisis

American News Project

story title: No Debate: Hempstead is Struggling

As Hempstead, NY prepared to host the last presidential debate, local people hit hard by the financial crisis tell stories that the debates left out.

This American News Project (ANP) short featured the story of Jocelyn Voltaire, a local Haitian woman whose Iraq veteran son had died the same month her home went into foreclosure. Jocelyn's heart-wrenching victimization by a predatory lender became a major story on Huffington Post and attracted the attention of Code Pink.

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Wed, 2008-10-15
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