Get Out the Vote, Climate Summit, Housing and Other Events

POLITICAL ACTION

HELP GOTV IN PA To support Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris in the November general elections, DC 37 will be running a weekly phonebank beginning TOMORROW September 16 and every WEDNESDAY through Election Day.

Our ability to secure crucial funds for jobs and public services and to protect our right to collective bargaining is at stake, and more.

Can you volunteer with the DC 37 phonebank to call our union sisters and brothers in the battleground state of Pennsylvania? Volunteering for just a few hours is an easy way to make a big difference. Sign up today to call AFSCME members, retirees and their families in Pennsylvania. We’re in this TOGETHER! Sign up today!

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YOUR CENSUS 2020 RESPONSE SAVES JOBS AND SERVICES

DC 37 needs your help in fighting for our city’s future. The 2020 Census count ends on Sept. 30. Undercounting New York City could cause us to lose billions in federal dollars, resulting in severe cuts to vital city services, important community programs and even massive layoffs of public workers. Eliminate the need for person-to-person contact by completing your 2020 Census at my2020Census.gov online or on your smartphone, or by calling 1-844-330-2020 and no Census workers will not come to your door. Find out how your community is doing at: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html  Please help spread the word by volunteering with the DC 37 phonebank team at https://bit.ly/3fM6A97. Do your part to protect our city’s future! 

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COVID-19 SURVEY

The last few months have been challenging for New York’s workers as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic and the re-opening phases. We want to hear from you on how the pandemic impacted you and your family, what resources you relied on and which ones you would have found helpful. All responses are completely anonymous. Please complete this quick and important study that takes less than 10 minutes by Sept. 18.

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CLIMATE JOBS & JUSTICE SUMMIT SEPT. 22

Join the Climate Jobs & Just Transition Summit on September 22, 9am to 6pm, with DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido.

The virtual summit brings together union leaders and climate activists, environmental justice advocates, clean-energy developers, policymakers and scientists who want to build the clean-energy economy of tomorrow with good union jobs.

Speakers will discuss the ways climate change and inequality are linked, identify opportunities for bold climate action, and how to #BuildBackBetter. The summit is organized by Climate Jobs NY.

Register for the full summit or choose subjects and speakers that interest you. Sessions include:

* Combating Climate Change, Reversing Inequality

* Climate Change, Racial Justice and Economic Justice

* Green Recovery: Building Clean Energy Industries and a Low-Carbon Economy that Works for All, and more.

Register at: http://climatejobs.ilr.cornell.edu/

#ClimateJobsJustTransitionSummit #ClimateJobsNY #WindWorksLI #BuildBackBetter #RenewableEnergy #WindWorks

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MELS

DC 37’s Municipal Employees Legal Services is here to help members with their income maintenance and housing issues.

MELS attorneys are here to help if you have received a legal notice, are in need of rental assistance or have a question about a lease renewal, rent increase, repair dispute, rent subsidy, income recertification, SCRIE or other landlord-tenant matters. Call the Screening Unit at 212-815-1111 or email: MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net.

EVICTION MORATORIUM AND HOUSING COURT  New York City courts are in the process of re-opening but evictions remain on hold pursuant to the following Orders, Memoranda and Directives which state:

1. Eviction cases filed on or after March 17, 2020 continue to be suspended;

2. Eviction cases filed before March 17, may proceed and must be presented to a judge before any action is taken; no residential evictions can take place before October 1.

For more information, please visit the DC 37 blog at www.dc37.net. For help with an eviction notice or other legal matters, call the MELS professional staff of attorneys and paralegals at (212) 815-1111 or email: MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net

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