The Lower East Side, the East Village, Chinatown, and Battery Park City are in the midst of a crisis in affordable housing. People, many of whom are long-time residents, are struggling to pay their rents or have been forced to move. The development and gentrification that is taking place should not be allowed to chase people from their homes.

As the makeup of our district has changed, Speaker Sheldon Silver has not kept up with the needs of growing numbers of working families. He has instead allowed landlords to deregulate apartments and has allowed unused plots of land to go undeveloped. Through his insistence on secretly negotiating deals without the input of community members or other legislators, Silver has produced flawed legislation that has weakened affordable housing regulations.

Help end the 21st Century Tammany Hall Style Politics at Boss Tweed's Saloon!

When: Sunday, August 10 3:00pm to 6pm

Where: Boss Tweed's Saloon, 115 Essex St, between Rivington and Delancey

Why: Come join us for a fun party as we raise funds to oust Speaker Silver and end the modern Tammany Hall style politics which are prevalent in Albany.

Subway: F/J/M/Z to Essex St - Delancey St

for details please RSVP to: nicholas@lukehenry.org