Lawsuits, Battles & Parties... Oh My! - May 2013 Newsletter

Bloomberg Says Cutback, Youth Say Fight Back!

It's that time of year again! The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The trees are blossoming. And Bloomberg has put forth the last budget proposal of his final term in office.

Not surprising, the Mayor is attempting to balance the city's budget on the backs of young people, by cutting millions in funding for youth and children services. That ain't right! Read more »

FUREE Joins Unions & Electeds in Lawsuit to Stop City Point Project

On May 1st, FUREE joined allied unions and elected officials as the lead petitioners in a lawsuit challenging Downtown Brooklyn's largest development project.  The lawsuit represents an escalation in the community-labor joint effort to win good jobs and fair development at City Point. Read more »

BIRTHDAY BASH, THE SEQUEL: House Party Fundraiser with FUREE!

When: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 8:00pm - Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 1:00am
Where: 


70 South Elliot Place (between DeKalb/Lafayette in Fort Greene, BK)
Take the C to Lafayette, G to Fulton or anything to Atlantic/Pacific, Nevins or Dekalb stops.

FUREE In the Media

Stop & Frisk Trial: Day 16

WBAI/Pacifica Radio, 04/11/2013 -

This was fourth week of the Stop and Frisk trial, Floyd v. City of New York, the federal class action lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights. On Wednesday NYCHA residents packed the court, then held a rally outside the courthouse to highlight the impact of stop and frisk on public housing residents. WBAI's Linda Perry has been following the trial and rallies outside the court. She filed this report.

CLICK HERE for audio. Read more »

Campaigns: Public Housing

Stop & Frisks Lead to Greater Repercussions for Public Housing Residents

PRESS RELEASE

STOP & FRISKS LEAD TO GREATER REPURCUSSIONS

FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS

NYCHA Tenants, Elected Officials, Advocates Pack Floyd, et al. v. City of New York Courtroom; Hold Press Conference Calling for an End to Stop & Frisk Read more »

Spring into Action! - April 2013 Newsletter

April is Poppin’!

Check out our new April calendar to keep track of all the actions, trainings, planning meetings, and other goodies you can participate in the weeks ahead! Read more »

ACTION ALERT: Public Housing Against Stop & Frisk

When: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Read more »

Campaigns: Public Housing

Democracy Demands Participation! - March 2013 Newsletter

"The most common way peole give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -Alice Walker

ACTION ALERT: Are You Next???

When: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The New  York City Housing Authority revealed they will allow private developers to build 12 luxury housing developments on parking lots, playgrounds, community centers and other open space in Manhattan.

The history of development in NYC tells us that Brooklyn could be next! Read more »

Campaigns: Public Housing

ACTION ALERT: Help Re-open the Gowanus Community Center!

Where: 
Gowanus Houses, Brooklyn, NY
Help in the fight to reopen the Gowanus Community Center!

The Center is where FUREE set up relief efforts following the loss of heat, electricity and hot water following Hurricane Sandy. When relief efforts ended, the Center went right back to doing what it did: nothing.

Volunteers are needed to help survey residents on what programs they would like to see there.
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