SIGN ON: Solidarity with D.C. Tenants Facing Displacement by Catholic Church!

We recently learned that the Catholic Church is putting several rent control buildings up for sale in the rapidly gentrifying Rhode Island Avenue neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C. Justice First and LinkUp are working with tenants in four buildings, some of whom have lived in their units for much of their lives, and are at imminent risk of displacement.

In their letter (click here to download PDF), tenants appeal to all those in solidarity to sign onto to their ask that the Catholic Church to work with them to ensure that their homes and families are protected from displacement and potential homelessness. Sign below in solidarity with the tenants of 636 Girard St. N.E., 628 Girard St. N.E., 1265 Raum St. N.E, and 1364 Bryant St. N.E.

We thank the organizations that have signed on in solidarity with tenants, including:

ANSWER Coalition, Black Lives Matter DC, Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association, CODEPINK, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Dahlgreen Courts Tenants Association, DC for Reasonable Development, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Community, Empower DC, GW Progressive Student Union, HUResist, Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro, Justice First, LinkUp, Metro DC DSA, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, Party for Socialism and Liberation, People Power Action, Positive Force DC, Socialist Alternative, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, We Are Family Senior Outreach Network, and YDSA at American University.

If you would like to sign on behalf of an organization, please email yasmina@justicefirst.org

Who's signing

Robert Cooke
Elizabeth Smith
Alva Argueta
Karen Young
Jacqueline McClain
Julius Tumushabe
Juan Ferrufino
Adina Benno
Shannon Telenko
Rebecca Lewis
Swetha Kareti
Brett Williams
Katlyn Toelle
Dara Benno
Ed Vergara
LaShada Ham-Campbell
Julia Rapp
Raquel Jackson-Stone
Sarah Shoenfeld
HU Resist
nadia shebaro
Francesco
Herras Howard
Kim Lehmkuhl
Hailey Huget
Brigid Hogan
C. Mary Goggins
Eleanor Sarkodie
Bob Guldin
216 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Robert Cooke
    signed 2018-09-06 09:26:04 -0400
    Robert H Cooke
  • Elizabeth Smith
    signed 2018-09-05 23:57:15 -0400
  • Alva Argueta
    signed 2018-09-05 23:01:41 -0400
  • Karen Young
    signed 2018-09-05 22:36:55 -0400
  • Jacqueline McClain
    signed 2018-09-05 22:36:06 -0400
  • Julius Tumushabe
    signed 2018-09-05 22:34:55 -0400
  • Juan Ferrufino
    signed 2018-09-05 22:33:19 -0400
  • Adina Benno
    signed 2018-09-05 22:22:46 -0400
  • Shannon Telenko
    signed via 2018-09-05 19:58:37 -0400
  • Rebecca Lewis
    signed 2018-09-05 19:28:52 -0400
    Protect tennant’s rights!
  • Swetha Kareti
    signed 2018-09-05 17:36:23 -0400
  • Brett Williams
    signed 2018-09-05 11:16:24 -0400
    Brett Williams
  • Katlyn Toelle
    signed via 2018-09-05 09:44:44 -0400
  • Dara Benno
    signed 2018-09-05 08:03:09 -0400
    My sister and her family live in this neighborhood and are at risk for displacement.
  • Ed Vergara
    signed 2018-09-04 21:01:15 -0400
  • LaShada Ham-Campbell
    signed 2018-09-04 19:51:11 -0400
  • Julia Rapp
    signed 2018-09-04 19:16:11 -0400
  • Raquel Jackson-Stone
    signed 2018-09-04 14:09:06 -0400
  • Sarah Shoenfeld
    signed 2018-09-04 11:08:06 -0400
    Sarah Jane Shoenfeld
  • HU Resist
    signed 2018-09-04 09:12:21 -0400
  • nadia shebaro
    signed 2018-09-03 22:15:35 -0400
  • Francesco
    signed via 2018-09-03 22:08:06 -0400
  • Herras Howard
    signed 2018-09-03 20:19:14 -0400
  • Kim Lehmkuhl
    @kimlehmkuhl tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-03 14:39:37 -0400
    Sign On and tell the Catholic Church: Stop Displacement and Gentrification in D.C.! https://www.justicefirst.org/basilica_campaign?recruiter_id=7510
  • Kim Lehmkuhl
    signed 2018-09-03 14:39:24 -0400
  • Hailey Huget
    signed 2018-09-03 10:52:12 -0400
    Hailey Huget
  • Brigid Hogan
    signed 2018-09-02 21:54:21 -0400
    As a neighbor and Catholic, this is extremely disheartening.
  • C. Mary Goggins
    signed 2018-09-01 16:56:59 -0400
    As a resident of the District and a Catholic who looks to the Church’s social teaching for direction and guidance, this is very upsetting! Please do not displace our neighbors!
  • Eleanor Sarkodie
    signed 2018-09-01 13:30:58 -0400
  • Bob Guldin
    signed 2018-09-01 00:42:36 -0400

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