Virtual rally for tenants’ rights being held on January 29

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On Friday, January 29, ACORN New Brunswick is hosting a virtual tenant protest through Zoom.

Who is ACORN?

ACORN is a national grassroots union that advocates for housing and tenant rights for low- and middle-income people across the country. It started in 2004, in British Columbia, and now has groups in four different provinces; the New Brunswick chapter was formed in December 2020.

ACORN’s demands

These demands include a ban on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting a two per cent cap on rent increases, and instating a 30-day grace period for late rent payments.

How to join

The virtual event is being held online on Zoom at 2 p.m. and will include various speakers and will end with phone calling New Brunswick MLAs to inform them of the group’s demands.

All are invited to join the protest and can do so at this link http://bit.ly/ACORN-NB or by calling 438 809 7799 (Meeting I.D.: 954 757 2139 #).

Additional resources

More information on N.B. ACORN and the protest can be found here.

To learn more about ACORN, visit their national website.