Thank you for making our hearing powerful!

Thank you for making our voice at City Council's public hearing yesterday so powerful! 

After more than 7 hours of testimony, close to 80 people testified in support of our bills to expand the Right to Counsel! We made sure our voices were heard in various forms—our #ExpandRTC hashtag even trended on Twitter!

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RTC Documentary! Save the Date!

For the last two years, we've been working on a documentary to tell the story of how we won Right to Counsel and to celebrate the movement that won it! We are so excited to be releasing our documentary:

                 

         Our Rights! Our Power! The Right to Counsel Campaign to Fight Evictions in NYC! 

          Watch our new and powerful trailer

          NYC Premiere: Friday, March 27, 6-10pm!

          Save the date! More details soon. 

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RSVP for Our Hearing to Expand RTC!

Our moment is finally here! On Monday, February 24, City Council will be holding a hearing on our bills to expand the Right to Counsel! RSVP here now! 

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Tenants Across NYC Gather to Expand Right to Counsel!

Since November, nearly 300 tenants have come out to town halls across NYC to learn more about and take action for the campaign to expand Right to Counsel! 

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Tenants Gather in the Bronx for the Campaign to Expand RTC!

On January 15, nearly 150 tenants with Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA) and the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition(NWBCCC) held a rally and town hall in the Bronx as part of their campaign to expand the Right to Counsel (RTC) through two new bills, Intro 1104 and Intro 1529. 

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Tenants Gather in Manhattan for the Campaign to Expand RTC!

On December 9, tenants gathered in Manhattan to learn about and prepare to take action for our campaign to expand the Right to Counsel (RTC). Many of the tenants there organize with Goddard Riverside

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We are looking for an Intern this Spring!

We are looking for an Event Planning Intern to join us in the Spring of 2020! Please see below and here for more info, spread the word and help us find someone great!  Thank you!  

TO APPLY: Email Susanna Blankley, Coalition Coordinator; susanna@righttocounselnyc.org with a resume and statement of interest. 

 

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5 New Zip Codes Now Have the Right to Counsel!

We are excited to announce that 5 new zip codes are now covered under the Right to Counsel (RTC) lawThis brings the total number of zip codes where RTC is in effect to 25. They are the following:  

Bronx10457, 10462, 10467, 10468, 10453*

Brooklyn11216, 11221, 11225, 11226, 11207*

Manhattan10025, 10026, 10027, 10029*, 10031, 10034*

Queens11373, 11385, 11433, 11434, 11691*

Staten Island10302, 10303, 10310, 10314

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Tenants Gather in Queens for the Campaign to Expand RTC!

 

On November 20, nearly 100 tenants gathered in Queens to learn about and prepare to take action for our campaign to expand the Right to Counsel (RTC). Many of the tenants were part of Catholic Migration Services.

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Urge your Council Member to support the expansion of RTC!

Since we launched our campaign to expand the Right to Counsel in April, we have been contacting Council Members to support our legislation. This week, we will be showing our thanks to the dozens who have already sponsored the legislation. But now we need your help to contact those who haven't!

We created a spreadsheet to make it easy for you to see if your Council Member has sponsored our bills. It includes the phone numbers to call as well as a guide on how to call and what to say. 

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