As the campaign for Just Cause tenant protections grows in Boston, the media coverage multiplies. Bay State Banner says, "Members of the Right to Remain Coalition got a boost of confidence and now seek to seize momentum after their campaign for legislation protecting tenants from no-fault evictions received a flurry of media and political attention." Check out the whole story!
Our iconic leader, Mr. Marshall Cooper, stars in this "Transformations" story. For 6 years, Mr. Marshall has been fighting foreclosure, working with a local nonprofit that wants to buy his home and turn it into permanently affordable housing. Mr. Marshall has been at essentially every action to stop displacement and racism in Boston since 2010. Show your commitment to the movement by DONATING TODAY at www.clvu.org/donate.
DECEMBER 16TH, 2015: Over one-hundred City of Boston residents, including representatives of a dozen tenants' associations and individuals facing eviction, lit and decorated a "Justice Tree" with messages of hope for stronger protections from no-fault eviction. DONATE TODAY at www.clvu.org/donate!
In Part 2 of our series of "Transformations" video stories, we hear from Domingo. Domingo is fighting to stay in his Boston home after foreclosure by Fannie Mae. "I began to lose the fear of speaking," Says Domingo. "Yes, I have my voice...now I'm not afraid of facing anyone." HELP MAKE TRANSFORMATIONS HAPPEN - DONATE TODAY at www.clvu.org/donate. We need to raise $80K by December 31st, and together we're going to do it!
Donate here: www.clvu.org/donate. We need to raise $80,000 by December 31st, and together we're going to do it! Each week, we'll release a new video story in our "Transformations" story series. Kicking off the series is Heather Gordon, a long-time fighter who has become a bold and mighty leader for racial and economic justice. SUPPORT OUR TRANSFORMATIVE WORK: DONATE TODAY!
Friday, November 20th, 2015: Over 20 tenants of Maverick Street Realty in Boston took refuge in a the basement of a church while their landlord continues to delay repairs to their collapsed building. The landlord will no longer fund hotels for the tenants, so they are now sheltered by the church. Support their RIGHT TO RETURN home by joining in a CANDELIGHT PROCESSION on Wednesday, 11/25, the day before Thanksgiving at 7pm. Demand that Maverick St. Realty make the repairs needed to their home after MONTHS of delay.
City Life/Vida Urbana members joined youth leaders from the Keep It 100% for Egleston campaign and other Washington Corridor residents at last week's Boston Redevelopment Authority meeting to define a "master plan" for the corridor. We continued to lift up the demands for REAL AFFORDABILITY and an END TO DISPLACEMENT along the corridor. We also know that a JUST CAUSE EVICTION LAW, which we're pushing for with other Right to the City Boston coalition groups, would help protect renters in this vulnerable but very vocal area. Check out the video and support the fight for community control!