Monday, April 6, 2015

Panelists of The Rent Is Too D*mn High: Paul Newell

Happy Monday! Next Wednesday 4/15 is our panel on the expiring rent regulations in New York and we're writing about another one of our amazing panelists.

The Hon. Paul Newell was fighting corruption in New York State before it was cool. Stickler comment:  Change this: In 2008 Paul ran against the incredibly powerful then - Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver who is now facing a five count corruption indictment. His race was so significant, there's a documentary about it (see below). Though he lost, Paul has stayed active in the community and currently serves as Democratic District Leader.

Paul's challenge of Sheldon Silver makes him one of the boldest organizers and activists on the Lower East Side. He's been advocating for tenants rights and the importance of rent regulations for a decade and we're thrilled to have him share his knowledge with us.

Can't get enough Paul Newell? With Sheldon Silver indicted, there's a movement growing to draft Paul.

Also, you can RSVP for the panel at:

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Now, as promised, there's a documentary. And here's the trailer.

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