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Berkeley is a college town, and that means May and June bring free furniture to the streets as the student population moves into new digs. On Wednesday April 16, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board will offer a special workshop on

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Ellis Reform at Berkeley Rent Board

ACTION: Statewide Ellis Reform The Berkeley Rent Board agenda for Monday March 17 contains a report on landlord and tenant bills at the state legislature. BTU is asking the Board to take action to support and broaden the two bills

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Redistricting Discussion Continues Tuesday

Berkeley City Council will continue to discuss redrawing the lines for Council districts. The map chosen by the City Council majority in December was deemed unfair by many student and progressive groups, and the Berkeley Referendum Coalition gathered signatures in

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First Amendment Defense Fund
Benefit March 14 for Shelton, Tregub, Dodsworth and Soto-Vigil

Four tenant leaders are asking for the community’s help to pay some of their mounting legal bills. A case stemming from the 2012 election for Rent Board has continued for over a year. Shortly after the hotly contest 2012 Rent

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BTU to the Rescue!

  Activist Newspaper Names BTU “Best T-Shirt” in Report on Renters’ Day of Action in Sacramento http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=12357 Order your T-shirt today! Contact leah (at) berkeleytenants.org  

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Upcoming and Updates

Redistricting Referendum: Tuesday February 25 The referendum passed, with over 150 volunteers collecting 7,500 signatures over the holidays. Now, the Referendum Coalition needs support at the City Council meeting Tuesday February 25. If you can’t attend, please email Clerk@cityofberkeley.info to

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BTU is Going to Sacramento!

Berkeley Tenants Union members will join with tenants from around the state in the first tenant March and Rally in Sacramento in many years. On Tuesday February 18, Tenants Together is leading member organizations like BTU to the capital. BTU

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Referendum Coalition SUCCEEDS!

Berkeley Tenants and other supporters rejoiced Tuesday as the Berkeley Referendum Coalition turned in 7,876 signatures, much more than the 5,275 necessary for the referendum. Alameda County has 30 business days to make sure the signatures are legitimate, but volunteers

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Stop Gerrymandering — Just a Few Days Left!

Calling All Members! The Berkeley Tenants Union, The Council of Neighborhood Associations and Cal Dems – UC student Democrats – have endorsed the referendum on redistricting. Join us in collecting signatures for the Berkeley Referendum Coalition. We must stop a new

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30 Days to Stop Unfair Redistricting in Berkeley

Calling all tenants! Save fair elections and stop gerrymandering in Berkeley! Come out on Saturday at 10:30 AM for the kickoff of the redistricting referendum. Folks who care about giving all voters a voice in Berkeley should come pick up

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