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I have the privilege of facilitating an amazing group of people working toward housing and racial justice. A few reflections from this week's convening in Denver for @funderstogether's 2nd Foundations for Racial Equity cohort: Image
Our friends @sjdollard1 and @newworldtls are doing incredible work to support housing justice & modeled for us how to create an intentional and inclusive space. They brought in Community Language Cooperative, who offered a language justice statement and provided live translation.
A shoutout to the three groups that came to share their work with us: @GES_Coalition, Native American Housing Circle, and The Reciprocity Collective -- please check out their amazing #HousingJustice work!
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Day 4 of the @ClimateGriffith "Difficult Conversations" seminar series - "what kind of health risks will climate change bring?" feat. @EliseInTheWoods, @AchiengEO, Prof Kristen Lyons, Dr Shannon Rutherford, & Beny Boi of the QLD African Communities Council #GriffithClimateAction
@ClimateGriffith @EliseInTheWoods @AchiengEO the incredible Dr Esther Onyango @AchiengEO - very often decisions around climate change and health are made by those who aren't affected by the issues #GriffithClimateAction
Shannon Rutherford - the environment has a huge impact on health. Heat is one of the big challenges for us as a community, and we're looking at how digital tech can support older populations during extreme heat events #GriffithClimateAction
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I’m in Rockville this morning observing Landlord-Tenant Court - Failure to Pay Rent cases. More updates to come. #HousingJustice #evictioncrisis
It was a heartbreaking day in Rent Court, and I have many thoughts to share. First, a reminder that current federal and state protections are set to expire in the coming weeks. These protections were the ONLY thing that kept countless families from being evicted today.
With fed & state eviction protections set to expire soon, a reminder that my legislation to keep protection policies in place sat in the state senate for 3 weeks before running out of time ahead a final vote on Sine Die. The state could have and should have stepped up. #forshame
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As we grapple with LA's failure to house its people, we want to reaffirm a commitment to equity and fairness in our approach. @CamnerLeonora wrote about why it is important for the #yimby movement to center WHERE to put housing and for WHOM:

abundanthousingla.org/a-yimby-moveme…
Abundant Housing LA is building the pro-housing movement for LA. But it’s not enough to just be supportive of housing in general. Achieving housing abundance requires thoughtful approaches that center equity, racial justice, and environmentalism.

abundanthousingla.org/policyagenda/
Abundant Housing is committed to critically reexamining our approach to housing, our past positions, and direction in the context of equity and racial justice.
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The biggest crime of @TheDemocrats is allowing #USA's citizens to become believers in #fascism & #misogyny & Ayn Randian #socialdarwinism by neglecting to defend #humanrights & #genderequality & #socialjustice & pursing corporate $. Biden might sneak this one out, but @Gop won
seats in House of Representatives & will likely retain control of Senate. So Biden may choose to use Executive Orders to roll back reimplement some of the 2nd Term Obama EOs which Trump reversed. But Biden won't be able, even if he wanted to do much to challenge oligarchy or
any of the other structures undergirding #militarism & #whitesupremacy. Forget about #GreenNewDeal, #M4A #singlepayer, #debtforgiveness, #housingjustice, #freecollege, raising national minimum wage, pathway to citizenship, etc. So, 4 years from now, demoralized voters will be
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THREAD: Today the House is voting on H.4879, an economic development bill to provide needed investments in housing, support for small businesses and restaurants, and recovery efforts. There are many good pieces of this bill. But right now I want to talk about #HousingJustice
The bill contains the Governor's Housing bill, which is just one way to address our housing crisis that does not address affordability. I sponsored and am supporting several amendments to strengthen the housing policies in the bill & address affordability and tenant protections-
This includes right to counsel, eviction protections, tenant right to purchase, local option transfer fees, multi-family housing near transit, housing for people with disabilities, and the COVID-19 Housing Stability Act.
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I sometimes feel @georgialibs don't get enough high quality, academic press #history & #sociology books. Using the GA Pines automated system, people who are members of participating libraries can get a number of very good books which have recently come to my attention.
"The oldest living things in the world" by Rachel Sussman gapines.org/eg/opac/record…. This photo essay book is a beautiful, mind-expanding paean to our biosphere. (I realize this is a #science #ecology book)
"Talking to my daughter about the economy, or, how capitalism works-- and how it fails" by Yanis Varoufakis @yanisvaroufakis gapines.org/eg/opac/record…
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Delightful! note that the province committed over 30mil. the nonprofit developer, vancouver chinatown foundation, raising the same. city contributing land, & more, & headaches. #vanpoli after oct, pls ask why the gov't won't meet w/ you. (can't wait.) #homeless ppl need homes,
idiots,. they can't live in your millitant post-post-modern dissent. you're using people you've coerced to be there as props. and none of you read the RZ report or attended subsequent meetings. you are not actually interested in housing at #58WHastings. clearly. #HousingJustice
you'll weaponize the whole project, and THIRTLY MILLION DOLLARS from the province, they are willing to try something here. you do this shit, do you think they'll spend another dime in the #DTES? its ok for you, b/c then you can Fight the Government! so hardcore radical.
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