Rally for Tenant Rights demanded "Don't Lock Us Out" of decent and affordable housing!
Backbone Campaign locked arms with Washington CAN and a host of other groups to shift the power imbalance and Washington laws that make tenants fearful of asserting their rights to decent and affordable rental housing.
Renters, and landlords acting in solidarity, took the action and our demands right to where 1,500 landlords and their landlord associations were meeting. Complete with a trash can drum brigade, they demanded an expansion of tenant rights to protect families and renters. This is a crucial step on the path of "Housing For All" and an end to housing injustices that exploit and abuse people in our communities.
The rally was co-hosted by Washington Community Action Network, Tenants Union of Washington, Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action-PSARA, Seattle Transit Riders Union, UFCW 21, Socialist Alternative Seattle, Seattle Democratic Socialists of America, Gender Justice League, Councilmember Kshama Sawant, and Stop the Sweeps Seattle.
Earned Media: http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2017/12/macri-to-introduce-legislation-to-end-state-ban-on-rent-control/
Photos by Alex Garland of Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and Backbone Campaign
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