Thursday, March 10, 2011

Call or Write Governor Cuomo

The rent-stabilization and rent-control laws that provide basic rent and eviction protections for 2.5 million New Yorkers are set to expire this June, putting affordable housing of some 2.5 million New Yorkers - including us - in jeopardy. While Governor Cuomo’s staff has indicated some willingness to roll the renewal of rent regulations into the budget process, this still hasn’t happened. We need to keep the pressure on the Governor to act sooner rather than later to renew and strengthen the rent laws.

Please CALL or WRITE the Governor.

IF YOU CALL (518-474-8390), here's a script you may want to use:

Hi, my name is _________ and I’m calling to ask Governor Cuomo to protect tenants by renewing and strengthening rent laws.  We need the Governor to stand up to special interests and protect millions of everyday New Yorkers and their families. Please tell Governor Cuomo to support renters, repeal vacancy destabilization, and save tenants in former Mitchell-Lamas. 

IF YOU WRITE , here's a sample letter you may want to use:
E-mail him through his website at:
Fax him at  518-474-1513 or send the letter by regular mail at the address on the letter:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Executive Chamber
Albany, New York 12224

Re: Strengthen Rent Laws Now

Dear Governor Cuomo:

    I urge you to support full repeal of vacancy destabilization, and re-regulation of the hundreds of thousands of apartments that have been deregulated during the last two decades.

    Restoration of our rent laws is necessary for the future economic and social health of New York State.


(your name signed)
(your name & address printed)

The Real Rent Reform Campaign (R3) is working for ALL of us - including the market-rate tenants who need the protections of rent regulation.  If you can

  • flyer
  • phonebank
  • come out for rallies or town hall meetings
please contact Sue or Steve!

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