[act-ma] 11/19 - Restore Our Heat & Lights Campaign Planning Mtg; 11/19 - Community Housing Forum

Women's Fightback Network iacboston at iacboston.org
Mon Nov 17 18:50:54 PST 2008


*in this email:

1) 11/19 - Restore Our Heat & Lights Campaign Planning Meeting
2) 11/19 - Community Housing Forum
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*Restore Our Heat & Lights Campaign!*
*Planning Meeting*
*Wednesday, November 19 - 4:30-5:45 pm*
*Global Ministries Christian Church - *670 Washington St., Dorchester, MA
(corner of Washington St. & Euclid St. near Codman Square)

Join with Boston City Councilors Chuck Turner, Charles Yancey, & Sam 
Yoon and community, labor & youth activists to help build the "Restore 
Our Heat & Lights Campaign!"
This winter is expected to be severe and while there is a moratorium, 
from November to May, preventing heat and electricity from being shutoff 
in peoples homes it does nothing for the thousands whose utilities have 
been shutoff in the interim. Last May 100,000 shutoff notices went out 
to low-income families.  According to the Department of Public Utilities 
(DPU) 83,000 shutoffs took effect last year.  It is estimated that at 
least 10,000 are still without these essential utilities as winter 
approaches. 

On Monday, October 27, City Councilors Chuck Turner, Charles Yancey and 
Sam Yoon were joined by community and labor activists at a press 
conference at City Hall to tell National Grid and NStar: restore heat 
and light immediately to the thousands of Massachusetts residents who 
have been shut off! The councilors and speakers made clear that if the 
utility companies won't do the right thing, then the Governor and the 
Mayor must declare an *Economic State of Emergency* and direct the 
utilities to restore power so that no one is without heat and lights 
this winter.

Come to the planning meeting on Wednesday, November 19 and get involved 
with the campaign to make sure that NO ONE goes without heat or lights 
this winter!

*Endorsers (partial List):* City Councilor Chuck Turner; City Councilor 
Charles Yancey; City Councilor Sam Yoon; Women's Fightback Network; USW 
Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union; Tony Hernandez, Organizer, District 
Council 35, Painters and Allied Trades*; Bishop Filipe Teixeira, Diocese 
of St Francis of Assissi, CCA*; Black Educators' Alliance of 
Massachusetts (BEAM); Jenny Cintron, ABCD*; Jean-Claude Sanon, 
Candidate, City Councilor at Large, Boston; New England Human Rights; 
Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST);  Lenore Pereira, Survivors, 
Inc.*;  Jason Leyden, Minister, Community Church of Boston*; 
International Action Center
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*Restore Our Heat & Lights Campaign*
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Chuck Turner:* 617-635-3510    *Charles Yancey:* 617-635-3131
*USW L. 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers:* 617-524-3507
*The Most Rev. Filipe Teixeira, OFSJC:* 617-816-7795
*Women's Fightback Network:* 617-522-6626
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*/are you FACED WITH FORECLOSURE OR /*
*/EVICTION DUE TO FORECLOSURE?/*
 
*The Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, The CODMAN SQUARE NDC and 
co-sponsors *
*Councilor Charles Yancey and Councilor Chuck Turner*
*present...*
 
*A Community HOUSING FORUM *
 
*DATE:                 NOVEMBER 19,2008
TIME:                  6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
LOCATION:        THE GREAT HALL, 6 NORFOLK ST
*                                      (IN CODMAN SQUARE OPPOSITE 
MCDONALDS)*

  
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    * *FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION*
    * *CREDIT COUNSELING*
    * *MORTGAGE COUNSELING*
    * *HOMEBUYING- HOW TO BUY A HOME AND KEEP IT*
    * *TENANT RIGHTS- EVICTION PREVENTION*

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A collaborative effort of:

    DotWell, Mt Washington Bank,
    CityLife/Vida Urbana,
    and the Boston Tenant Coalition

GFCAC is a member of the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory 
Lenders (MAAPL)
 
For more info contact:
    Mayra Duran of the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition
     617-436-0289 at 367 Washington St., Dorchester
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