Thursday, October 22, 2020

McKee's Media - Oct. 22, 2020 - Early voting and articles of interest

 



EARLY VOTING IN NEW YORK STATE BEGINS SATURDAY!
Visit the Voting Information Center for information about:
  • Early voting in person (October 24--November 1)
  • Your polling site for early voting (by county)
  • Voting by mail (mail your absentee ballot soon)
  • Check your voter registration
  • How to become a poll worker
Make a plan to vote. If you plan to vote by mail, you must request an absentee ballot by October 27, but it is better not to wait. You can request an absentee ballot online & it only takes seconds. Waiting until the last minute to request an absentee ballot is unwise. Daily News editorial: Do not delay in requesting an absentee ballot: applying online only takes seconds


However you vote, Tenants PAC urges you to cast your ballot for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on the Working Families Party ballot line. The WFP needs at least 150,000 votes for president on its line in order to maintain its automatic ballot line going forward; this is three times the old requirement of 50,000 votes.
Sign the Vote WFP pledge here and share widely with your friends.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:


Georgia Kromrei: Cuomo announces extension of moratorium on commercial evictions & ban on foreclosures through the end of the year (The Real Deal)


Monday, October 12, 2020

McKee's Media - Oct. 12, 2020


ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES

(excerpted from Michael McKee's TenantsPAC email)

EVICTIONS RESUME

Steve Wishnia: Evictions are happening in upstate New York; advocates call for a "true" moratorium (The Tenant) (VIDEO of news conference)

Georgia Kromrei: Administrative judge says evictions can resume October 11 (The Real Deal)

Georgia Kromrei: Census Bureau says 3.7 million tenants could lose their homes due to eviction (The Real Deal)

William Glaberson: In tiny courts in New York State, abuses of law and power (New York Times)  (An article from 2006 which is still relevant now that evictions are starting upstate)

Sylvan Lane: Advocates urge federal government to provide housing aid as eviction cliff looms (The Hill)

CITY COUNCIL

Daniel Cohen: Affordable housing is the key to New York's recovery (Gotham Gazette OpEd) - Cohen is a candidate for City Council. 

Molly Crane-Newman: Bill in New York City Council would bar landlords from conducting criminal record checks on prospective tenants (Daily News)

Greg Smith: New York City Council members slam NYCHA for failure to fix exhaust ventilation systems, creating a COVID health emergency (The City)

PROSECUTING LANDLORDS?Jarrett Murphy: Manhattan D.A. candidate Diana Florence wants to prosecute landlords who game the rent regulation system (City Limits)

ZONING
Emma Fitzsimmons: De Blasio announces proposed upzoning for SoHo & NoHo, triggering fight over density & affordability (New York Times)