Angely Mercado

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For anyone interested in local NYC politics and housing rights, there are two events this week in Bushwick that might be worthwhile: 

Shine A Light On Displacement: #NoRezoningBushwick

Wyckoff Avenue and Stanhope Street August 31, 2018 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A local anti-displacement organization called Mi Casa No Es Su Casa will be holding a protest against Bushwick’s proposed rezoning. There will be a “people’s pad” that will be projected onto a building. Community members will be able to write their thoughts on the rezoning and how they fear it will bring in overdevelopment and unaffordable housing. 

Canvass for Julia Salazar and Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Thursday August 30, 2018 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Julia Salazar is a Senate hopeful who has been known for her progressive platform as a Democratic Socialist. Supporters who sign up to canvas for her on Thursday will have the opportunity to meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, another prominent NYC organizer who has endorsed Salazar. 

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