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

Philippa Guilfoyle
Franklin Roberts
Sam Nelson
David Schwartzman
Sam Knight
Sean Russell
Alexander Banks
Matt Harkins
Leah Muskin-Pierret
Kei Pritsker
Ann Marie
Adrienne Ramos-Grant
Morgan Richmeier
Claire Jordan
Raheem Anthon
kristi matthews
David Poms
William Merrifield
Zoe Dorau
Shirin Wilkerson
Kesh Ladduwahetty
Andrea Zimmermann
Caroline Hennessy
Kirsten Williams
Dorothy Davis
Yvonne Johnson
Minnie Elliott
Caitlin Cocilova
Shani Shih
216 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Philippa Guilfoyle
    signed 2018-08-30 18:31:06 -0400
  • Franklin Roberts
    signed 2018-08-30 18:29:03 -0400
  • Sam Nelson
    signed 2018-08-30 18:19:19 -0400
  • David Schwartzman
    signed 2018-08-30 18:16:01 -0400
    David W Schwartzman
  • Sam Knight
    signed 2018-08-30 18:01:14 -0400
  • Sean Russell
    signed 2018-08-30 17:58:41 -0400
  • Alexander Banks
    signed 2018-08-30 17:58:00 -0400
  • Matt Harkins
    signed 2018-08-30 17:56:06 -0400
  • Leah Muskin-Pierret
    signed 2018-08-30 17:46:27 -0400
  • Kei Pritsker
    signed via 2018-08-30 17:24:24 -0400
  • Ann Marie
    signed via 2018-08-30 17:18:49 -0400
  • Adrienne Ramos-Grant
    signed 2018-08-30 17:13:24 -0400
  • Morgan Richmeier
    signed via 2018-08-30 17:08:18 -0400
  • Claire Jordan
    signed 2018-08-30 17:05:55 -0400
  • Raheem Anthon
    signed 2018-08-30 16:37:07 -0400
  • kristi matthews
    signed 2018-08-30 16:23:37 -0400
  • David Poms
    signed 2018-08-30 15:29:46 -0400
  • William Merrifield
    @wmerrifield1 tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-30 15:01:10 -0400
    Sign On and tell the Catholic Church: Stop Displacement and Gentrification in D.C.! https://www.justicefirst.org/basilica_campaign?recruiter_id=1384
  • William Merrifield
    signed 2018-08-30 15:00:55 -0400
  • Zoe Dorau
    signed 2018-08-30 14:27:14 -0400
  • Shirin Wilkerson
    signed 2018-08-30 11:27:25 -0400
    SHIRIN Ali WILKERSON
  • Kesh Ladduwahetty
    signed 2018-08-29 21:20:04 -0400
    What would Pope Francis do?
  • Andrea Zimmermann
    signed 2018-08-29 20:51:20 -0400
  • Caroline Hennessy
    signed 2018-08-29 16:19:52 -0400
  • Kirsten Williams
    signed 2018-08-29 15:43:15 -0400
  • Dorothy Davis
    signed 2018-08-29 15:42:34 -0400
  • Yvonne Johnson
    signed 2018-08-29 15:41:41 -0400
  • Minnie Elliott
    signed 2018-08-29 15:40:32 -0400
    The Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association stands behind you 100%.
  • Caitlin Cocilova
    signed 2018-08-29 14:48:25 -0400
  • Shani Shih
    signed 2018-08-29 14:13:00 -0400

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