May 1st, 2020 is history in the making! Over 15,000 tenants withheld rent, going on rent strike to fight for #CancelRent. During COVID19, tenants are tired of making the choice between putting food on the table or making rent, or going out risking their lives to pay for their homes.
At the Asian Tenants Union, tenants are also homecare workers and grocery store workers. These same tenants are also 60+ and are at most at risk of COVID19. Given the precarity of the work, most of them cannot apply for unemployment or rent reduction. In Chinatown, the Chinatown Tenants Union 81 Bowery tenants are going on rent strike.
These tenants are fighting to stay in their homes and to survive this crisis, but they won't fight alone. During this uncertain time, we want organized tenants and workers who cannot pay rent to feel like their community got their back. Please donate to our CAAAV #CancelRent Fund!