March and Rally to stand up to city government and big developers!
SATURDAY JULY 28 MARCH & RALLY in East Liberty
11AM March begins at MELLON PARK (across from Bakery Square)
12PM RALLY at Penn and Highland Aves.
The march will end at Penn Plaza where we will commemorate 3 years since the tragic mass eviction.
In 2015, LG realty evicted over 200 families from the Penn Plaza Apartments in the heart of East Liberty. Penn Plaza refugees and their supporters have risen up against predatory developers in support of tenant protections. Rents in our city and across the nation are skyrocketing, developers and investors are draining renters’ pockets for sub-par housing, and the city and county governments continue to pave the way for more displacement. The city government approved LG’s plan to fill Penn Plaza with luxury retail and offices, and many Black low-to-moderate income residents are still being pushed out of the neighborhood. People with disabilities and seniors on a fixed income, and most workers don’t stand a chance against unregulated and uncontrolled rents.
LG, Peduto, and other developers have a plan for this city. We need to PUSH BACK, BAND TOGETHER and enact a plan of our own! Stand up and join the movement for housing justice!
1. BUILD BACK PENN PLAZA
Use the city’s right of eminent domain to buy the land and build back all units lost to demolition. Bring the tenants back to East Liberty!
2. NO MORE MASS EVICTIONS
Stop gentrification! No displacement without building replacement housing first! Stop the demolition of public and affordable housing!
3. DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OVER OUR HOUSING
We need a people-led, community-controlled Housing Authority! Open all Community Development Corporations to democratic membership!
4. REPAIR, MAINTAIN, BUILD PUBLIC HOUSING
Housing is a human right! Tax big corporations and developers to build quality social housing for all!