• Hamden DSA Elected's: Crumbling Foundations Canvassing

    February 6, 2023  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    11 Pine Street, Parking on George Street side

    Join CT DSA Councilmen Justin Farmer and Abdul Osmanu, as we'll be knocking on doors from 11am - 1pm tomorrow (meeting up at the Keefe Center Parking Lot) to talk to residents in the Newhall community regarding the Crumbling Foundation program. After the drying out of an introductory pool of state funding to fix homes impacted by environmental racism (that has led to homes sinking into the ground) in the town, we are preparing to make a request that the state provides additional funding to the program to ensure this longstanding problem is addressed in a manner that respects and addresses the systemic harm caused to the Black and Brown, working-class community of Newhall. We'll be speaking to community members, making them aware of the program as a means of getting a better understanding of the of number homes in need of repair and the cost of such. We plan on knocking on doors in the coming weekend as well and will share information as soon as such is available.

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  • Reunión Informativa para limitar las alzas de renta en CT / Cap the Rent Information Session

    February 6, 2023  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Stamford TBA

    No más a las alzas de renta sin límite

    Infórmate sobre la campaña legislativa para limitar las alzas de rentas al 2.5% anual y terminar con los desalojos sin causa. Los incrementos de renta sin control están dejando a miles de personas en la calle, pero juntos podemos poner un alto a esta crisis. Regístrate para aprender como puedes unirte a la lucha para usar tu vos y compartir tu historia.

    Registración es requerida.

    Learn about the legislative campaign to cap annual rent increases at 2.5% and end no cause evictions, and how you can get involved in the fight. Presentation and discussion will be in Spanish with English interpretation. RSVP for location in Stamford.

    RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/reunion-informativa-para-limitar-las-alzas-de-renta-en-ct-cap-the-rent-information-session

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  • Cap the Rent Phonebank & Onboarding

    February 8, 2023  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    virtual

    Join the Cap the Rent CT campaign for a virtual phonebank (at 7pm) and campaign onboarding (at 6:30pm)! No experience is necessary—we'll give a training on how to make calls to elected representatives and provide a script. The onboarding session at 6:30 is the best way to learn about the campaign and get plugged in.

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/cap-the-rent-phone-bank-onboarding

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  • Cap the Rent: Public Testimony Workshop

    February 9, 2023  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    zoom

    La traducción al español está abajo / Spanish translation is below

    RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cap-the-rent-public-testimony-workshop-2/

    Every voice counts in the fight to pass SB 138 to cap annual rent increases at 2.5% and end no-cause evictions. The real estate lobby has money, but millions of dollars is no match for the power of people acting collectively. Together—whether homeowner or renter, across race, class, and zip code—we’re going to show our state elected officials that rent stabilization NOW is the will of the people of Connecticut.

    The date of the public hearing for SB 138 will only be announced 5 days in advance. It could happen anytime from mid February to early March. For maximum impact, we must be prepared ahead of time, with our testimonies already written and rehearsed, so that we can show up in numbers at the Capitol in Hartford and powerfully combine our voices.

    Public testimonies are 3 minutes in length and can be given in person or online.

    Why do you support Cap the Rent and housing stability for all? What's your housing story? Join us online to workshop your public testimony with help from seasoned movement leaders.

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    Cada voz cuenta en la lucha para aprobar la SB 138 para limitar los aumentos anuales de renta al 2.5% y eliminar los desalojos sin causa. El lobby inmobiliario tiene dinero, pero millones de dólares no pueden competir con el poder de la gente que actúa colectivamente. Juntos, ya sean propietarios o inquilinos, sin importar la raza, la clase y el código postal, vamos a mostrarles a los legisladores de nuestro estado que la estabilización de la renta AHORA es la voluntad de la gente de Connecticut.

    La fecha de la audiencia pública para la SB 138 solo se anunciará con 5 días de anticipación. Podría suceder en cualquier momento desde mediados de febrero hasta principios de marzo. Para lograr el máximo impacto, debemos estar preparados con anticipación, con nuestros testimonios ya escritos y ensayados, de modo que podamos llegar con numeros grandes de personas en el Capitolio en Hartford y combinar poderosamente nuestras voces.

    Los testimonios públicos tienen una duración de 3 minutos y se pueden dar en persona o en línea.

    ¿Por qué apoya Cap the Rent y viviendas estables para todos? ¿Cuál es su historia de vivienda? Únase a nosotros en línea para escribir su testimonio público con la ayuda de líderes experimentados del movimiento.

    Habrá interpretación en español.

    RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cap-the-rent-public-testimony-workshop-2/

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  • Cap the Rent Story Slam

    February 11, 2023  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Q House (Dixwell Community House), 197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT 06511

    RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cap-the-rent-story-slam

    When the demands of our Cap the Rent campaign are raised for a public hearing at the Capitol, it will be a battle for the story we tell about people, power, and profit as they relate to housing. Landlords will tell a story about lazy tenants and the supposedly dire consequences of regulating rent. We will tell a different story: about dignity, empowerment, stability, and community.

    Why do you support Cap the Rent? What's your housing story?

    Join us for a "story slam," a chance to share our stories with each other first, before we share them at the Capitol. Just like at a public hearing, each speaker will have 3 minutes to speak about why we need a cap on rent and an end to no-fault evictions. This will be a supportive and creative space to practice our public testimonies with each other and to hear from a diversity of community members about why we need housing stability for all.

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