Activist Check In: Cuomo’s Housing Crisis

Activist Check In: Cuomo’s Housing Crisis

Dear Activist, Tenants came out in full force this week to demand an end to the senseless evictions and sky-high rents. We have 9 bills to pass and 28 days to pass them. Our elected leaders have a choice to make: either they can stand with the...
Activist Check In: Housing Justice Now

Activist Check In: Housing Justice Now

Dear Activist, During a hearing on housing, a Syracuse City Councilor cut up a $20 bill to apparently demonstrate his intellectual prowess (and argue in favor of free markets). While the Councilor is busy cutting up money, thousands of New Yorkers are on...
Activist Check In: 59 Days and Counting

Activist Check In: 59 Days and Counting

Dear Activist, Our rent laws expire in 59 days and we’re fighting hard for rent stabilization laws and tenant protections that allow people to thrive. In Kingston, rents have increased by 50% since 2002, while wages have actually gone down. That’s the...