JACKSONVILLE -- In the month of July alone, Jacksonville has had 1,235 eviction filings, and 20,825 total filings since March. Our local businesses are also feeling the impact of rising rent. Our entire city is changing and residents feel helpless. We are urging city council to declare a housing state of emergency, as leaders in Orange County have done, so the question of rent stabilization can be on the ballot for voters to finally have a voice in determining our future. We are also calling for a more equitable distribution of tax dollars from our city budget to address immediate local issues. City budget needs to be directed towards creating and staffing an office for tenant advocates with a landlord registry to hold predatory landlords accountable for negligent practices.
Who: Florida Rising, Jacksonville Community Action Committee, Florida for All
What: Rally at Jacksonville City Hall to Speak Out Against Rising Rent
When: Tuesday, August 9th at 4:30 pm
Where: 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL
Background: Grassroots groups coalescing around Florida for All are building power from the bottom up and are ready to deliver local and state victories. Every month until November 5th, these groups are deploying an army of volunteers, canvassers, and organizers to engage with their communities in getting-out-the-vote activities and empowering them to achieve their version of the American dream.
Florida is a battleground state, with hard-working Floridains ready to change more than 20 years of damaging Republican administrations in Tallahassee. Governor DeSantis and Republican legislators in Tallahassee forced policies on Floridians that are harmful tools of censorship, authoritarianism, and an attack on reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy.
About the Florida For All coalition: We are a statewide coalition of people-focused organizations aimed at empowering hard-working Floridians with the freedom to achieve their version of the American dream and building a Florida For All. We believe that our political leaders need to start investing in Americans because when that happens, our collective potential is limitless to provide a better future for all of us.
The coalition includes Florida for All, Service Employees International Union Florida (SEIU FL), Florida Rising, FLIC Votes, Faith in Florida Action Fund, Central Florida Jobs with Justice, and Dream Defenders.
Sponsored by Florida For All.