December 16, 2018
Dear New Yorkers,
Thank you to all who attended The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side’s Two Bridges Two Hall! We thank you for taking the time to learn more about the LESON strategy and how we are working with the Asian American Legal Defense Fund (AALDEF) in stopping these illegal towers from being built.
To all our neighbors who are terrified and angered by the negative impacts of these 4 illegal mega towers – YOU HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THEM! Our community is coming together and we invite you to be part of the effort to stop this crazy over-development from destroying the neighborhood.
To all of our friends throughout NYC, we stand in solidarity and support your battles. Thank you to those who attended our event to share your stories and to show your support.
We know that our fight against these proposed illegal megatowers is no different than the multiple fights being battled across NYC as Mayor de Blasio’s administration continues to act against working people in approving Citywide rezonings that enrich real estate developers over communities, selling and privatizing NYCHA and other public resources and giving tax subsidies to billionaire companies like Amazon rather than the people he swore to serve.
So what do we do now, what can we do together?
We need join forces and stand in solidarity against the gentrifier-in-chief Mayor and let him know, WE WILL NOT BE MOVED! The lawsuit against the towers will only be successful if the community stands strong and united so that the powers that be have to back off.
NOW is the moment to build up the community power. Join us and march to save the Lower East Side from de Blasio’s displacement agenda.
When: January 21st (MLK Day), 12 noon
Where: Pike and Cherry Streets, Lower East Side
How: Spread the flyer for the march in your schools, workplaces, community organizations, and local small businesses
Join us for a meeting to plan the march on Thursday, December 27 – 6pm @ 345 Grand Street, NY NY
The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and LES