“Why do you choose to betray the tenants in your district and refuse to sign on to Good Cause Eviction?” a protester yelled through roaring applause.
The critic was later revealed as a member of “For the Many” (formerly Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson), a grassroots activist group that is fighting for legislation that protects the most vulnerable folks in their communities. In early February, the group rallied outside of Hinchey’s Kingston office, demanding that she publicly support Good Cause Eviction on the state level. You can read more about their protest talking points here: bit.ly/3hXzqpu
“We did not want to have to crash the senator’s fundraiser to make our voices heard,” said Vanessa Cid, member of the Housing Justice for All Coalition and For the Many organizer. “We were forced to bring our concerns directly to the senator, because she refuses to listen to her constituents and sign onto this legislation. While she holds a fundraiser to kick off her reelection campaign, tenants across her district are left vulnerable to eviction.”