Press conference to introduce law that helps tenants claim their Right to Counsel!

We are having a press conference to introduce a new law that would make community organizing a part of Right to Counsel. We need to make sure that more tenants know about and assert their rights! 

Based on a recent survey by volunteers at the Bronx Housing Court, 53% of tenants who had a right to a lawyer didn’t know before arriving in court. It’s essential to inform tenants of their right to an attorney before they arrive in court. Tenant organizing groups are trusted community partners and, therefore, are best positioned to do this outreach, education and organizing work that is critical to the law’s success. 

This law would require the city to work with these tenant organizing groups to engage and educate tenants about their rights as tenants. The Right to Counsel is only as effective as tenants’ ability to know and claim their rights!

Learn more about our campaign to expand the law here.

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April 18, 2019 at 11:45am - 1pm
New York City Hall
City Hall Park
New York, NY 10007
United States
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Alyssa Figueroa ·
Kathryn Sabbeth Emmanuel Yusuf Christina John Israel Leon The Rev. Dr. Clyde Kuemmerle Le'Antonyo Diana Foster Gabriela Malespin Linda MahsuoOrtiz marc greenberg Balanda Joachim Larry Wood Nathaniel Williams Jr. Gordon(Greg) Lee Randolph Davis JoeAnthony Sierra Gloria Qualles Frank Amato Kyle Rapiñan Julius Anderson Rhonda Loudermilk Dennis Donnelly Jennifer Ching R. De La Torre Amy Collado A.M. Goodridge Zoe Johnson Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus Carmen Vega-Rivera Angela Corea Tina Oneale Miles Walser William STANFORD JR AKA Mr.X Raphael Ruttenberg Nancy Alexander Natherlene Bolden Vivian Sonnenfeld Robert Robinson Nakia Powell Anthony Beckford Ryan Hickey Chaplain, Sandra Mitchell Pamela Brown

Will you come?