What Does Tenants Political Action Committee Do?
Tenants PAC supports candidates for political office in New York who are strong supporters of tenants' rights. Tenants PAC is the only organization in New York State devoted to advancing the tenant cause through election activity.
Tenants PAC supports candidates with financial contributions, and by recruiting tenants to volunteer their time to help with the essential grunt work of election campaigns: phone banking, door knocking, visibility efforts, and Get Out The Vote activities on Election Day.
Tenants PAC raises funds from tenants, progressive labor unions and other supporters of tenants’ rights and affordable housing. We recruit tenants as volunteers in targeted elections. We are an all-volunteer organization, so all contributions are used only for our modest costs of operation and to support our targeted candidates.
While tenants will never be able to match the landlords' money, our financial contributions to pro-tenant candidates can make a big difference. And tenants can play a big role in elections by volunteering to knock on doors and to staff phone banks.
Tenants PAC focuses on the New York State Legislature, which has ultimate power over all state and local rent protection laws. While we have succeeded in electing many pro-tenant candidates to the State Senate and State Assembly, and in defeating several pro-landlord incumbents, the power of real estate money remains a strong and corrupting influence in our state government. Please join our efforts by donating money, time and energy to the struggle for tenants' rights.