Action Alert: Boston Right to Remain Assembly on Oct. 3rd, 2015

Gentrification is hitting Boston hard, perhaps harder than foreclosures themselves have hit residents. In recognition of this fact, the Boston #Right2Remain 2015 Assembly is a collective effort to highlight and support the inner-connections of our neighborhood Stabilization Fights and build power and support for passing Just Cause Eviction.

Show Boston We Have the #Right2Remain, and We Mean Business!

Join hundreds of renters, home-owners, low-income residents, people of color and immigrants at the Boston #Right2Remain Coalition’s 2015 Assembly – Grassroots Power to Remain, Reclaim, Rebuild Boston on:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Assembly: 9:30 am-1 pm
Location: Vietnamese American Community Center (VACC)
42 Charles St, Dorchester (near the Fields Corner stop on the Red Line)

Collective Action: 1-2 pm
Location: Gather at the Fields Corner T stop on the Red Line, at the Charles St. exit

Hundreds will gather and direct testimony about the citywide displacement crisis toward city council candidates, who will be invited to attend the morning plenary. Grassroots activists will also plan strategies and tactics for passing Just Cause Eviction, breaking down by city council district, and will share a variety of organizing approaches to the displacement crisis through interactive and cultural activities. Topics will include inclusionary development policy, community land trusts and community control of public land, creation of neighborhood stabilization zones, and struggles for local hiring and community benefit standards.

Make sure your voice is heard and our community is strong on critical issues of housing, zoning, jobs, land and transit policies that our communities are actively fighting for. Advance the campaign for a #JustCauseEviction law, and build shared power among Boston’s communities to stand united for our #Right2Remain and influence Boston’s 2015 Municipal Elections.

Register today (lunch is included) and learn more at bit.ly/BostonAssembly

You can also visit the Facebook Event page for updated information.

Contacts: Darnell Johnson, Right to the City Boston at Boston@righttothecity.org or
Kadineyse Ramize Pena, Boston Tenant Coalition at Kadineyse@bostontenant.org

Help spread the word!
Flyers are available in English ( PDF )
and Spanish ( PDF ).

About MAAPL

The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is a coalition of over 60 housing counseling agencies, legal services groups, social service agencies, and community-based social action groups that have joined together to address the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts.

MAAPL collects and distributes timely information on the foreclosure crisis and its effects to the public and to its member groups, drafts and supports legislation that provides important protections to homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure and eviction, documents the impact of the foreclosure crisis on local communities, networks with related organizations throughout the Commonwealth, and provides tools and information to help people navigate the legal system and advocate on their own behalf more effectively when challenging a foreclosure or eviction in court

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