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November 2023 Newsletter

Rent Stabilization

BIG NEWS: Newburgh could become the SECOND upstate city to opt-in to rent stabilization, following Kingston in 2022! The city’s vacancy study shows a <5% vacancy rate, meaning the city can declare a housing emergency and opt-in to rent stabilization.

We need to urge the City Council to declare a housing emergency ASAP – once they declare a housing emergency, the city is automatically opted-in to rent stabilization! The dates for the November public hearings have not been officially set, but sign up for a City Council meeting here and we’ll let you know once the dates have been announced!

The Village of New Paltz and the City of Poughkeepsie have also both commissioned vacancy studies, which means they both are on the path to opting-in to rent stabilization as well!

And if you’re in Middletown, we’re showing up to City Council meetings to demand that the city conduct a vacancy study, because we need rent stabilization too! Sign up here to come to a Middletown City Council meeting with us.

Claire Cousin for Assembly

We’re going all-in on electing Claire Cousin, a third-generation Hudson resident and working-class mom of three, to the State Assembly to represent Assembly District 106, which includes parts of Dutchess and Columbia counties.

On Saturday, November 18, the Claire campaign is hosting its biggest event yet – a canvass and social in Claire’s hometown of Hudson! Join us for good voter convos, good food/drinks, and good vibes!!

Party For the Many

We’ve got two other social events coming up before the end of the year – because we know that having fun and spending time with our community are an important part of building long-term power! RSVP here.

Our Newburgh office opening party is this Saturday, November 11 from 2-5pm! We’ll have hot tamales and other treats, plus we’ll be celebrating getting closer to passing rent stabilization in Newburgh! RSVP here.



For too long, greedy corporations, billionaires, and political elites have used their wealth and power to rig our country against us. We’re fighting to put power back in our hands.