Left Voice: If Black Lives Matter, Then Stop The Evictions

19 legal services organizations, including The Legal Aid Society and The Bronx Defenders, have expressed their opposition to reopening housing courts for public health and safety reasons. As for the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys – UAW Local 2325, Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW 2320, and other legal services worker unions have all similarly expressed opposition to reopening housing courts for the duration of this pandemic: not only to protect thousands of legal services workers from exposure to Covid-19, but to protect the tenants — our clients. All of our safety and all of our struggles are entangled. Protecting disproportionately Black and brown communities from eviction ultimately benefits all New Yorkers who risk a spike in infections due to coronavirus exposure.”

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