Friday, May 15, 2015

Photos from the May 14th Rally!

Met Council on Housing's blog "Activate" has a great article and good photos! 

Excerpt: 

Thousands of Tenants Rally to Strengthen New York's Rent Laws

By Mia McDonald | May 15, 2015

Yesterday, thousands of tenants, advocates, and elected officials gathered at Foley Square to demand stronger rent laws this June. Speakers included City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Tish James, City Council Member Jumaane Williams, Senator Adriano Espaillat, and Assembly Member Keith Wright, Dell Smitherman of 1199SEIU, and Delsenia Glover of Tenants & Neighbors, as well as representatives from CASA and Los Sures. Other elected officials in attendance were Assembly Members Brian Kavanagh, Dick Gottfried, Linda Rosenthal, and Mike Blake, Senators Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman, and City Council Members Corey Johnson, Carlos Menchaca, Helen Rosenthal, Antonio Reynoso, Dan Garodnick, and Mathieu Eugene.