Chinatown Working Group Week of Action

The Coalition to Protect Chinatown & The Lower East Side supports the passage of the Chinatown Working Group Rezoning Plan, a community-led plan that stops displacement in Chinatown and the Lower East Side. The plan prevents luxury high rises and requires new housing to be truly affordable to the community among other protections. Join the member groups of the Chinatown Working Group for an action-packed week of organizing to help spread the word about the CWG Plan to our friends and neighbors!

Monday 5/10 @ NOON at Eastbank, 183 Centre St:
Joint CWG + SoHo/NoHo Press Conference (read the statement here!)

Tuesday 5/11 @ 2-4pm starting at Alfred E. Smith Houses (21 St. James Place):
NYCHA Walkthrough Meet & Greet outreach with District Leader Jonathan Gardenhire & District 1 City Council Candidate Christopher Marte (the only candidate fully committed to passing the entire CWG Plan!)

Wednesday 5/12 @ 4pm-6pm in East River Park (6th St. overpass entrance):
joint tabling session with CWG + East River Park Action, a CWG member group advocating for a community-led plan to save East River Park, an area covered under the CWG Plan

Thursday 5/13 @ 7pm on Zoom: 
Meet & Greet with District 1 City Council Candidate Chris Marte, hosted by Amalgamated Neighbors on Grand St + CWG + local small businesses. Register here:

Friday 5/14 @ 10am: 
Phone zap! Call WNYC during Brian Lehrer’s Ask the Mayor segment at (646) 435-7280 and ask the Mayor to support the CWG Plan! Then call the Mayor’s office with the same request: (212) 788-2162 (wait for the voicemail recording to end and leave a message)

Friday 5/14 @ 5-6pm at 59 Henry St @ Market St:
Join Art Against Displacement + Citygroup architecture collective for visualizations + a deep dive into exactly what the CWG would mean for an actual development site in the neighborhood

Sunday 5/16 @ 12pm-2pm at Eastbank, 183 Centre St:
stand with former Jing Fong workers as they boycott former Jing Fong landlords the Chu family to help win back the only union restaurant jobs in Chinatown and stop the displacement of workers and small businesses! Sign up here.

Monday 5/17 @ 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom: 
Join us for a Town Hall to learn why we urgently need the CWG plan and how to fight to pass it! Bring your friends and neighbors! Register here:

Let us know what the CWG means to you. Fill in your reason and share! #passthecwg

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