When Bill de Blasio called for a rent freeze, some balked at the idea. At that time, most pundits felt de Blasio's only chance at becoming mayor was to force a run-off in the Democratic primary.
After winning the election in impressive fashion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has reiterated his call for a rent freeze.
But even the most sympathetic elected official - much like Franklin D. Roosevelt - need to be reminded of how much his constituents care about certain issues. "I agree with you, I want to do it," he once told a group of reformers. "Now go out there and make me do it."
Join a broad push from the tenant movement to make sure Mayor de Blasio does it - sign the petition for a rent freeze for the nearly 2.5 million New Yorkers living in rent stabilized apartments.