[chrysalis.activism] Correction: BTU August Newsletter

Stacey Svetlichnaya stacey.svet at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 00:31:34 CDT 2020


OOH i would take that copy! or figure out how to use the printer...

On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 2:56 PM Anna McFall <annasmcfall at gmail.com> wrote:

> *I printed an extra copy of the matching form, lmk if you need one printed.
>
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 2:50 PM Anna McFall <annasmcfall at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> "Additionally we strongly encourage all Berkeley residents to donate up
>> to $50 to Council Member Davila's campaign. Because Council Member Davila
>> is using public financing, all donations from Berkeley residents will be
>> matched at a six-to-one ration by the city; for instance, if you donate
>> $50, she will receive $350!  (Persons who live outside Berkeley can also
>> donate up to $50 to Council Member Davila and are encouraged to do so, but
>> their donations won't be matched by the City.)  If you haven't done so yet,
>> please donate now
>> <https://berkeleytenants.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d3053fd94934e92d237a8b9e8&id=e8cdd97d8a&e=3e8121fe7e>
>> ."
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
>> From: Berkeley Tenants Union <info at berkeleytenants.org>
>> Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM
>> Subject: Correction: BTU August Newsletter
>> To: Anna Mcfall <annasmcfall at gmail.com>
>>
>>
>> The previous version of this email mistakenly said this Saturday's Cheryl
>> Davila canvass is Aug 5. In fact, this Saturday (and the canvass) is Sept 5.
>>
>> The previous version of this email mistakenly said this Saturday's Cheryl
>> Davila canvass is August 5.  In fact, this Saturday (and the canvass) is
>> September 5.  This has been corrected below.
>> *August 2020 Newsletter*
>>
>> Dear Anna,
>>
>> Did you know that the original Berkeley Tenants Union was founded 51
>> years ago yesterday (August 30, 1969)?  Over half a century, BTU is
>> fighting to ensure every Berkeley resident has permanently affordable
>> housing and the strongest tenants right possible.
>>
>> You can learn more about how BTU is doing so below.  With your help,
>> we're fighting for a Berkeley that works for all of us.  Berkeley Tenants
>> unite!
>> Sincerely,
>> The Berkeley Tenants Union Steering Committee
>> Canvass for Cheryl Davila this Saturday!
>>
>> *When:* This Saturday, September 5 at 2:00PM - 4:00PM (air quality
>> permitting)
>> *Where:* George Florence Park (10th Street between Allston and Addison)
>>
>> BTU-endorsed Council Member Cheryl Davila's reelection campaign holds a
>> canvass every Saturday from 2-4PM (weather - including air quality -
>> permitting).  Please join her campaign this Saturday at the George Florence
>> Park on 10th Street between Allston Way and Addison Street.
>>
>> Additionally we strongly encourage all Berkeley residents to donate up to
>> $50 to Council Member Davila's campaign. Because Council Member Davila is
>> using public financing, all donations from Berkeley residents will be
>> matched at a six-to-one ration by the city; for instance, if you donate
>> $50, she will receive $350!  (Persons who live outside Berkeley can also
>> donate up to $50 to Council Member Davila and are encouraged to do so, but
>> there donations won't be matched by the City.)  If you haven't done so yet,
>> please donate now
>> <https://berkeleytenants.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d3053fd94934e92d237a8b9e8&id=e8cdd97d8a&e=3e8121fe7e>
>> .
>> Pay Dues So You Can Vote on Endorsements
>>
>> Besides Council Member Davila, BTU has also endorsed Ben Bartlett for
>> City Council District 3, the Right to Housing Slate - Andy Kelley,
>> Dominique Walker, Leah Simon-Weisberg, Mari Mendonca, and Xavier Johnson -
>> for Rent Board, and YES on Proposition 15.  With ballots set to arrive in
>> less than 5 weeks, BTU memberswill vote on additional endorsements soon.
>> However, in order to participate in BTU votes you need to have paid dues
>> within the last year.
>>
>> Dues dues are a sliding scale of just $10 - $27 per year, though those
>> that are able to give more are strongly encouraged to do so.  You can
>> donate or pay dues by clicking the yellow "Donate" button in the
>> upper-right corner of our website
>> <https://berkeleytenants.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d3053fd94934e92d237a8b9e8&id=3454dd23d0&e=3e8121fe7e>;
>> or, if you are currently in Berkeley and would prefer pay dues by cash or
>> check (which lets us avoid paying a transaction fee), you can email
>> info at berkeleytenants.org <info at berkeleytenants.org?subject=Dues> to have
>> someone come pick up your dues in-person (we'll do so in a way that
>> maintains proper social distancing).  Benefits of membership include voting
>> rights and priority sign-ups for our free counseling clinics.
>> BTU Advocates for UCB Student-Tenants
>>
>> On Tuesday (8/25), BTU held a press conference that UC Berkeley has been
>> punishing students who fall behind on rent due to coronavirus, such as by
>> blocking them from registering for classes.  (UC Berkeley's actions would
>> likely be illegal, except that it is likely exempt from local ordinances
>> banning such practices because the  UC is a state agency.)  Speakers
>> included Berkeley Council Members Davila and Bartlett, Rent Board
>> Commissioners Laverde and Tregub, and representatives from BTU and the
>> student-tenant-organizers.
>>
>> You can learn more about the press conference by watching it here
>> <https://berkeleytenants.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d3053fd94934e92d237a8b9e8&id=0c319eb9e3&e=3e8121fe7e>
>> or reading the press coverage here
>> <https://berkeleytenants.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d3053fd94934e92d237a8b9e8&id=0d7a4719f0&e=3e8121fe7e>.
>> We'll continue monitoring the system to ensure that UC Berkeley promptly
>> and permanently implements policies that do right by its tenants, just like
>> we're doing with the situation at 1921 Walnut Street.
>> Upcoming Events on the Horizon
>>
>> We expect to hold another one of our monthly counseling clinics next
>> month.  Once we have a date, we will let you know about it.
>>
>> The City Council recess will reconvene from its summer recess on
>> September 15, and will take up a two-part item from (BTU-endorsed) Council
>> Member Cheryl Davila designed with the Berkeley Tenants Union.  The first
>> part would call on UC Berkeley to voluntarily comply with local ordinances
>> suspending rent for tenants financially affected by the coronavirus
>> pandemic and banning evictions.  The second part of the item strengthens
>> Berkeley's own ordinance to bring it in line with the county ordinance and
>> also provide additional protections; however, new legislation just
>> announced by the Governor (AB 3088
>> <https://berkeleytenants.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d3053fd94934e92d237a8b9e8&id=4a7bbd5914&e=3e8121fe7e>)
>> will prevent Berkeley and other cities from strengthening their own laws
>> until February, so it's currently unclear what will happen to that part of
>> the item.  We will let you know once we have updated details and a Zoom
>> link.
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