Bronx / Brooklyn, NYC: Rally to Amend and Extend the Eviction Moratorium
Wednesday, August 18 – 10:30 a.m. – Grand Concourse, Bronx
Thursday, August 19 – 9:00 a.m. – Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn
Hi fellow tenants,
As you have heard, last week the Supreme Court struck down part of our NYS Eviction Moratorium, but along with our allies in the city and the state, CHTU is organizing to fight back.
REMEMBER: this is definitely a stressful time, but you’re not alone, and you still have rights as a NYS tenant – you can’t be evicted without going through court; only a judge can order your eviction, and only a marshal can carry that eviction out. Here are some upcoming actions and meetings where you can join us to get informed, get involved, and fight back:
- 6:30-8:30pm: Right To Counsel coalition’s Town Hall on the current state of the moratorium
- This town hall will include our lawyer allies who will explain what the SCOTUS decision means for the current state of the moratorium and have a Q&A component
- Here is the zoom link to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87107926855
- 10:30am: rally/march led by our comrades in CASA, starting at the Bronx Housing Court (1118 Grand Concourse)
- Demands: the NYS legislature must go back into session, pass a new/amended eviction moratorium, cancel rent, fix the ERAP program, and pass new restrictions on evictions
- 9am: CHTU meetup at Franklin Ave and Eastern Parkway to take the subway together
Thursday (8/19) – MOST IMPORTANT TURNOUT DAY:
- 9am: HJ4A mass action/march starting at Cadman Plaza (downtown Brooklyn) and ending at the Senate hearing site
- 10am: NYS Senate public hearing on the ERAP program at St Francis College (180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn)
- 6:30pm: CHTU’s monthly General Membership Meeting, this time at Ronald McNair Park (Eastern Parkway and Classon Ave)
- This will be the action with the highest turnout goals, so want as many CHTU members to turn out as possible.
- For people who are willing and able to get arrested, there will be a civil disobedience component (email us at [email protected] if you want to volunteer for the CD); for all other people this will be a green action (no planned interaction with the police).
- 8:30am CHTU meetup at Franklin Ave and Eastern Parkway to take the subway together
- We have a CHTU member testifying at the hearing; email Esteban if you want to help with the testimony
- 6pm: coalition meeting to plan next week’s action at Brooklyn Housing Court
Lastly, you can also support the fight to stop evictions by signing the coalitions’ petition to get our incoming governor to take action, and by using this easy link/script to call your state reps to demand that they go back to Albany and do the right thing.
In solidarity, Crown Heights Tenant Union