You are warmly invited to participate in the Right to Remain BOSTON Assembly.
The event is part of a national effort to bring together local residents impacted by eviction, foreclosure, housing instability, displacement and gentrification.
The Right to Remain Assembly & Action will weave together a variety of housing, zoning, jobs, land, and transit policies that our communities are actively fighting for and will particularly focus on the struggle for a Just Cause Eviction law to protect Boston residents.
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.
The Right to Remain Assembly will culminate in a massive citywide action co-sponsored by Right to the City Boston, Boston Tenant Coalition, Action for Regional Equity, Alternatives for Community & Environment, Boston Workers Alliance, Chinatown Resident Association, Chinese Progressive Association, City Life/Vida Urbana, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Community Labor United, Dominican Development Center, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp., Dorchester People for Peace, Fairmount Indigo Line CDC Collaborative, Greater Boston Legal Service, Greater Bowdoin/Geneva Neighborhood Association, Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, Jamaica Plain Progressives, Neighbors United for a Better East Boston, New England United for Justice, Progressive Communicators Network, SEIU 32BJ.
Our goals for our local assembly are to:
* Advance the campaign for a Just Cause Eviction law
* Weave together a variety of housing, zoning, jobs, land and transit policies that our communities are actively fighting for
* Build shared power and influence Boston's 2015 Municipal Elections
* Build our Right to Remain movement and relationships between neighborhoods
* Connect with other cities around the country building a national movement for housing justice! We need your brilliance, creativity, energy and experience! We hope you can make it.