Launch of the Vancouver Tenants Union! SATURDAY APRIL 29 2017

Vancouver Tenant Union

The Vancouver Tenants Union seeks to build a base of tenants throughout the city to establish political power to create change. We are fighting for the rights of tenants and the preservation of affordable housing. Everyone, regardless of class, lifestyle, ability, age, gender, race, sexuality, or citizenship deserves a safe, secure, and affordable home.

Vancouver tenants comprise 50% of the population yet feel disempowered and disconnected. In an effort to address this, the Vancouver Tenants Union is committed to educating renters on their rights and standing up to landlords and developers who persistently compromise our security and livelihood.

WE DEMAND:
-REAL RENT CONTROL
-EVICTION PROTECTIONS
-MORE HOUSING AND BETTER INCOMES FOR ALL

The Vancouver Tenants Union aspires to achieve:
* The collective tenant power of a dues-paying membership in the thousands
* Empowering tenants through tenants rights education and advocacy training
* Establishing lead organizers in every neighborhood in Vancouver
* Influencing policy, and tipping the balance of power, to the benefit of tenants
* Organizing to protect tenants from threats, intimidation, and brides from landlords

The Vancouver Tenants Union is volunteer led and membership supported. We are only as strong as our members. Thank you for joining the renters movement!

JOIN US on Saturday April 29th for stories, speakers, music and next steps for building this movement.

Change is coming.

Childcare, translation, food will be available.

Questions? Wanna join?

tenantsunion.yvr@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1302210479861555/?active_tab=about

 

We acknowledge that we are organizing, living, and resisting on unceded Coast Salish territories, specifically of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. We recognize that displacement and gentrification are part of the larger colonial and capitalist systems that occupy these lands. Fighting for tenants rights, is a fight for housing justice for all. No more displacement on stolen Native land!