When we won RTC in NYC, we had no idea it would spark a movement across the country. We believe that your fight is our fight and all our fights impact each other. If you win RTC where you are, our right becomes harder to take away. So we are in the fight with you!
We are also committed to developing a set of principles for what RTC means both in terms of the legislation and in terms of building the movement to end evictions.
Here are a few resources to support campaigns across the country:
- RTC National Map- click to view an interactive map and learn more about RTC organizing in different locations, including stories about inspiring victories - when we fight, we win!
- If you are organizing in your city, county, or state - add your story to the map!
- RTC Campaign Toolkit, which we developed with the help of Take Root Justice, tells the story of how we won and provides tools, templates and activities for organizers in other cities to use in their campaigns. Watch this webinar for an overview of what's in the toolkit and how to use it.
- Watch and share the documentary about our campaign, Our Rights! Our Power! The Right To Counsel (RTC) Campaign To Fight Evictions In NYC! The documentary is 50 minutes with Spanish subtitles and Closed Captions.
- See a set of Key Principles for RTC legislation to help define what a powerful RTC can look like.
- Over the course of the spring of 2021, together with the the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC), we hosted five webinar sessions to explore the ever-expanding movement for the right to counsel for tenants facing eviction. For the series, we wanted to review what’s worked, what hasn’t, and how we can keep this movement growing. We heard from folks in Baltimore, San Francisco, NYC, and Cleveland and held a broad overview session. There was a ton of information and over the summer we pulled out many of the lessons learned from those sessions. Check out the Lessons from Four Cities Fighting to Stop Evictions with Right to Counsel, a document which outlines lessons on a variety of topics: organizing, campaign beginnings and strategies, changing the landlord-tenant power imbalance, and much more (including a thorough resource list). We hope it's useful!
Don't hesitate to reach out to ask questions, share stories, talk through challenges, etc.