A Record of Taking Action and Getting Results

Perkins_headshot.jpgA lifelong resident of Harlem and the first New York elected officials to support Barack Obama for President, Democrat Bill Perkins has been a tireless, independent fighter for the people.  He has built a record of taking action and getting results:   taking on the landlord lobby to pass NYC’s historic Lead Paint law; standing up to hedge-funders to fight for our public schools; speaking out early about the plague of rats on our streets; sponsoring the City Council resolution before any lives were lost putting NYC on record against Bush’s Iraq War disaster ;  and when no one else would, standing with the Central Park Five and against Donald Trump’s call for the death penalty.  He is a State Senator we can trust to take on the status quo and the special interests and to be a voice for fairness, basic justice and the people of our district.



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    Senator Perkins Fights For Our Tenants, Neighbors And Communities

    Perkins_Tenants.JPGSenator Perkins and other lawmakers remained in Albany all week long in a bare-knuckled fight for the future of Rent Stabilization and affordable rent regulations. Last week, Senator Perkins and other housing advocates were arrested during a civil disobedience action at the Governor’s Office prior to the Rent Regulations expiration date. As of Thursday night, the legislators have yet to reach an agreement and we will return to Albany again next Tuesday to continue our fight.

    Senator Perkins and many Democrats are pushing to strengthen rent laws and forever eliminate vacancy decontrol and other predatory practices that allow landlords to take advantage of tenants. The Senate Republicans have forwarded a proposal that contains amendments which are hurtful and may drive many from the City.

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