[chrysalis.activism] Correction: BTU August Newsletter

Anna McFall annasmcfall at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 01:44:34 CDT 2020


It's on the piano!

On Sun, Sep 13, 2020, 10:31 PM Stacey Svetlichnaya <stacey.svet at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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