We will rally on the steps of City Hall with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn:
Wednesday, March 11
City Hall – on the Steps
The New York City Council must vote to renew the city rent control law and city rent stabilization law before they expire at the end of the month. The Council will also introduce home rule messages calling on the State Legislature to repeal vacancy decontrol, and to repeal the Urstadt Law, which since 1971 has prevented the Council from exercising any real control over our own local rent and eviction protection laws.
Chris Quinn has been an exceptional advocate for our cause. She began her professional career as a housing rights organizer, and has always been right there for us in our fight to protect tenants and preserve affordable housing. Last year she led a tenant delegation to Albany to lobby the State Legislature for stronger rent laws.
We need YOU – and your friends, neighbors and members – to show up tomorrow at 11:00 am to help us send a loud and clear message to Albany:
REPEAL VACANCY DECONTROL, AND RESTORE HOME RULE POWERS OVER OUR OWN RENT LAWS TO THE CITY COUNCIL!
Bring posters. Bring your organization’s banner.