KEEP YOUR RENT: ORGANZING MATERIALS
Keep Your Rent, Toronto!
On April 1 we are keeping our rent. Some of us have run out of money or don’t have much left. Some of us are hoping things don’t get worse. Some of us may be ok right now, telling ourselves things will work out. But none of us knows for sure. What we do know is people are getting sick. People are losing their jobs or are having their hours cut.
And we all know rent is due.
While working class people struggle to buy food and supplies, landlords are waiting for a cheque. On April 1 that cheque won’t come.
We are calling on tenants to organize with your neighbours to #KeepYourRent.
You may need it. Your neighbours might need it. Or they might not have it. We will keep our rent together – building by building, block by block, neighbourhood by neighbourhood.
There is strength in numbers. Thousands of us deciding to keep our rent gives us the resources to better provide for the health and well-being of our families and communities. Social distancing helps stop the spread of COVID-19. It doesn’t stop us from taking the collective action of keeping our rent.
ORGANZING MATERIALS (PDF document downloads):
KEEPING YOUR RENT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (FAQ)
HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR NEIGHBOURS (GUIDE)
GET THE CONVERSATION STARTED (TENANT EMAIL TEMPLATE)
KEEP YOUR RENT TORONTO FACEBOOK GROUP
torontokeepyourrent [at] gmail [dot] com