Read the wrap-up of our State House hearing on the Jim Brooks Act in Banker and Tradesman! ThenMake calls to PASS the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act TODAY! Find numbers here: https://www.facebook.com/events/219483488621371/ #YesOnJimBrooks
How can we stop the displacement crisis? Steve Meacham, our longtime Community Organizer, talks about REAL ANSWERS on the nationally-syndicated podcast Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon. LISTEN HERE: http://radioopensource.org/gimme-shelter/
Latino families facing eviction by City Realty Group at 26 School Street in Egleston Square joined with City Realty's other tenants who are also facing displacement just a few blocks away - El Embajador Dominican Restaurant and De Chain Auto Service. Fox 25 News covered the story after 200+ JP and Roxbury neighbors flooded the streets on November 21st, marching to the restaurant for an "eat-in" to support the 26-year-old local, Latino-owned business. Watch here:
Our victory with Right to The City Boston in passing the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act made national news! Check out this article on the growing national renters rights movement in Shelterforce.
Spare Change News covers the landmark passage of the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act by the Boston City Council. The Act now heads to the MA state legislature, where a swift passage is crucial. #WhenWeFightWeWin!
WE WON! On Friday, October 6th, 2017, the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act was signed by Boston's mayor. This took almost 3 years of organizing - we testified at City Council hearings, spoke out at rallies, joined forces with other grassroots organizations, door-knocked, strategized, called our officials, produced videos, spread the word on social media, and pushed a city-wide popular campaign. Now we're celebrating VICTORY!
But this is a beginning, not an end. The Jim Brooks Act is a home-rule petition, so it must now pass the Massachusetts state legislature. We're organizing so that will happen ASAP. And, since this Act is one small step on the longer road to stopping Boston's displacement crisis, we're also engaging our leaders on the front-lines of the crisis to envision stronger solutions - and we're building toward those solutions. Check out our photos on Facebook by clicking below!