RESOURCES FOR ORGANIZING
If you’ve got outreach material that you’d like to share on this list, feel free to email it to us at KeepYourRentHamilton@gmail.com.
Keep Your Rent Hamilton Poster, translated – (8.5×11, print at home friendly)
This poster lists contact information for Keep Your Rent Hamilton, including our website, email, and phone number. Non-English posters include the following sentence: “Do you or one of your family members speak [language] and English? Please contact us. We need help with translation.”
Props to friends who took the time to translate this poster or who donated money to pay for professional translation for languages that weren’t accounted for.
General Keep Your Rent Poster, translated – (8.5×11, print at home friendly)
This poster is the same as above, except the bottom section is left blank for you to fill in the contact info for your building committee or neighbourhood committee. Drop the PNG image into a Word file and add a text box with your contact info. Then you’re good to go!
This poster lists mutual aid groups and social agencies where people can get free food in Hamilton. This list is up-to-date as of May 18, 2020.
With many people out of work due to the coronavirus crisis, lines at the food bank are getting longer. Landlords want us to give them all the money we have, even if that means we have nothing left for food, health supplies, and taking care of our loved ones. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As tenants, we can work together to put pressure on landlords to cancel rent during COVID-19. Our landlords are already rich. Landlord profits should not be the priority right now.
We understand that many people are desperate for food and provide these resources because of course we don’t want anyone to go hungry. But at the end of the day, we reject the conditions that force tenants to choose between rent and food in the first place. Rent is the biggest monthly expense and landlord greed is the reason Hamilton tenants go hungry. If you decide to keep your rent or want help standing up to your landlord, reach out to us for support. We’re in this together.
Same information as above in a flyer format.
Keep Your Rent Poster – Arabic (8.5 x 11)
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