Turn Up the Volume!

The battle is real. We’re not just trying to convince Albany, we’re also up against landlords, lawyers and professional lobbyists!

This email was sent yesterday from a pro-landlord lawyer (a lawyer who has taken many loft tenants to court for relentless, frivolous, lawsuits), encouraging landlords to call to stop our bill.  

We can fight this but we need you and everyone you know ACROSS NY STATE to call, write, and fax your local Assembly Member every day and tell them to support Assembly bill A8409. Especially friends and family living in Republican held districts.

The good news: Our numbers are much bigger than theirs!  But we must prove that by picking up the phone, writing, and faxing in large numbers. Get your friends and family living in the other districts to call, write, and/or fax every single day until June 21!

1. Download the call script with a priority list of Assembly members and their contact info.

2. Donate $20 to Support Volunteers in Albany!

Another trip to Albany is planned for Tuesday, June 20, RSVP HERE to get on the bus! Nothing speaks truth to power like a bus load of tenant activists protesting in the Capital while legislators are in session.

Support Bill 8409 – Take Action Today!

This is the time for you to act! NYCLT has been in Albany for weeks and we finally have a bill number (8409) in the Assembly. Now it’s vital that we put pressure on the Assembly to pass the bill. We still have an uphill battle in the Senate, so it’s important right now that we hold our Assembly members accountable. Simultaneously, there are several critical cases coming before the Loft Board Thursday, June 15, and we need bodies in the room to show the Board that loft tenants won’t let our members be pushed out of their homes. These are the two actions:

1. Call your Assembly members!

Please get on the phone with your Assembly members today and encourage everyone you know across the state to do the same. Look up your Assembly member here.

Here’s the calling script:

Hello, my name is ________. I’m a constituent from _________, zip code ______. I don’t need a response. I am calling to express my support for Assembly bill 8409, the Loft Law Clean-Up Bill. I strongly encourage the Assembly member to vote for 8409 and to please urge Speaker Heastie to support the bill in end of session negotiations with the Senate and the Governor. If this bill doesn’t pass this session, many people will lose their homes!

Thank you for your hard work!”

2. Attend the Loft Board meeting!

Thursday, June 15th – 2:15pm

280 Broadway, New York, NY
3rd Floor

Skip work, skip school, just do it! We need to fill the room with loft tenants – several people are faced with losing their homes and we need to put a lot of pressure on the board to table their cases until we can get changes to the law in Albany.

Together we can win this!