It is everybody’s favorite time of year- Petition Time! Tuesday, June 7th is the first day of petitioning and we will be out in force starting at 7:45 am along Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village on First Avenue at 20th and 23rd Streets, at Waterside Plaza by the bus stop and pedestrian bridge and at East Midtown Plaza on 23rd Street between First and Second Avenue. Please come with your clipboard, petition, your Tilden button and be ready to talk to your fellow voter for this important part of the election process.
Petitions and Instructions will be available for pick up on Monday, June 6th at 7:30 pm at Seafarer’s, 123 East 15th Street. Please let us know if you will be joining us whether for a few minutes or a couple of hours. If you can not join us on Tuesday please call (347) 948-3367 to arrange to receive your petition at a later time.
The Annual Tilden Street Fair will be on June 12th from 11 am – 4 pm along Third Avenue from 23rd to 34th Streets. Please join us at our booth while we answer questions and continue to petition. Remember that the proceeds from the street fairs are donated to worthwhile charities that work to improve the lives of people in our community. Recently, the Henry Street Settlement-Meals on Wheels, People’s Symphony Concerts and Auxiliary to Bellevue Hospital have been among some of the recipients of this event.
In lieu of a regular general membership meeting on Thursday, June 23rd you may turn in your completed petitions at Sefarer’s, 123 East 15th Street. Remember not to complete the witness portion, as we will do that together, to ensure that errors which may invalidate the petition are not made.
Rent Regulations to expire June 15
There are only a dozen days left until the current rent laws that protect affordable housing expire! If you have not yet done so- please call the Governor and let him know how important Rent Regulation is to you. His NYC office can be reached at (212) 681-4580 or his Albany one at (518) 474-8390.
New Yorker’s United for Marriage
New Yorker’s United for Marriage phonebanks for marriage equality are still being held Mondays and Thursdays from 5pm until 8:30pm at SEIU 1199, 330 West 42 St on the 7th Floor. To RSVP log on to http://tinyurl.com/4ymk9fj or for additional information, please contact Colin Casey at (212) 633-8052 or firstname.lastname@example.org from Senator Duane’s office.
Thanks, you did it!
Thanks to all the Tildenites who joined Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in supporting Kathy Hochul who won the May 24th Special Election for the seat vacated by Rep. Chris Lee, against a Republican and a tea party independent.