Sunday, December 12, 2010

Send Holiday Greetings to Gov-Elect Cuomo on Tenant Issues

By the time Andrew Cuomo becomes Governor on January 1st, he should have read through hundreds and hundreds of holiday greetings urging his active support for tenant issues.  The Real Rent Reform Campaign is asking everyone to 

SEND A HOLIDAY CARD to GOVERNOR-ELECT ANDREW CUOMO !
Ask Cuomo to support stronger rent protection laws. 

Below are fivemodels for your message. Please use your own words.  If you don't have a spare card, join us in the lobby on Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19th - we'll have lots!  (And if you have some cards and envelopes to contribute, bring them down on the weekend.)
 

                             (1)   Dear Governor-elect Cuomo: 
 
Happy New Year. I hope that you will make 2011 a good year for tenants by making sure that the rent protection laws are renewed and strengthened.

 
(2)  Dear Governor-elect Cuomo:

 Wishing you a Happy New Year. Please do not enact a property tax cap while ignoring the ongoing phase-out of rent controls. We need you to fight for stronger tenant protections, and to renew the rent laws without any more weakening amendments.

 
(3) Dear Governor-elect Cuomo:  

I wish you and your family a happy New Year, and urge that you make it happy for tenants as well.  Please  protect those of us in former Mitchell-Lamas from skyrocketing rent increases, and close the other loopholes in our rent laws to preserve affordable housing.   


(4)  Dear Governor-elect Cuomo,


Happy New Year. You have talked a lot about property tax relief for suburban homeowners, but you have said nothing about the need to close the loopholes in our rent laws to better protect tenants and preserve affordable housing. I urge you to repeal vacancy decontrol.



(5)  Dear Governor-elect Cuomo,

I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year. Please do something for tenants in 2011. The state rent laws are due to expire on June 15. These laws have been dramatically weakened and are being phased out through vacancy decontrol. We need you to repeal vacancy decontrol and make sure the rent laws are renewed with no additional givebacks to the real estate lobby.


SIGN YOUR NAME, AND PRINT YOUR NAME. INCLUDE YOUR FULL ADDRESS INCLUDING APT. NO. AND ZIP CODE.
 
ADDRESS THE ENVELOPE TO:

Andrew M. Cuomo
Attorney General
State Capitol, 2nd Floor
Albany, New York 12224


 Put a stamp on it and mail it!