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"I came to the Philadelphia Tenants Union as a victim of gentrification... A year and a half ago the building was sold and the new owners set up their system to move those of us who lived there out. They told us by way of a letter slipped under our door the week before Christmas that the building was closing and we had to get out. No offer was made of returning security deposits or allowing people to save the money we were going to pay for rent since they were going to gut the building anyway.

Through the Tenants Union we were able to make sure that no one became homeless... So of course I had to join."

Check out a clip from a conversation between one of our elected leaders, Karen Harvey, and Enav Emmanuel, author of How to Kill a City and a fellow PTU member!
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1 week ago

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The Thompsons were out talking to neighbors at the N2N Festival, paying our respects to the Queen Aretha Franklin. Tenants deserve RESPECT. We talked to people getting illegally evicted, people with their ceilings falling in with landlords who won’t do anything about it, people who want to fight gentrification, and people who don’t even get a chance to start renting because of discriminatory and invasive credit checks. Only a powerful union can change all this. Join up!! ...

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There’s a beautiful cartoon by Steve Teare in this week’s Philly Weekly about the union and our ongoing fight for justice at the Admiral/Dorsett Court Apartments. We love being cartoons!! Enjoy! ...

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