NLG-NYC to Governor Cuomo: No Brinksmanship on Tenant Protection

On Friday, May 27th, the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild called on Governor Cuomo to use the full powers of his office to renew and strengthen the rent laws before the allies of the real estate industry in Albany are permitted to hijack the process with 11th hour brinksmanship. The Open Letter was endorsed by over 40 tenant and community organizations.  
 
This pattern of abusing the legislative process has been repeated each time the rent laws have been up for renewal since 1993.  We want to bring this past practice to the attention of the Governor as well as the public. At a minimum, we want to expose these treacherous legislative tactics and the malignant consequences they have had for housing policy. 

Next Gen Mentorship Project Mixer – June 1st

Join the NLG-NYC Next Gen Mentorship Project members on Wednesday, June 1st to thank its founding members and welcome future participants to the program. Food, drinks and good company will abound at the National Lawyers Guild National Office, 132 Nassau Street, Room 922, in Manhattan from 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

The Mentorship Project will be restarted in the fall of 2011 to coincide with the start of the school year. Mentors are needed to revamp the program, so please sign up! In the future, the Project’s coordinators will organize quarterly meet-ups and keep all mentors and mentees on a September – June schedule.