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Tools for Building Tenant Power / Herramientas Para Construir el Poder Inquilinx

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By Necessity, ATU’s work often centers around talking to tenants about their “rights” as given to them by the legal system. In our organizing, these rights are referred to as the shield. A shield can protect you, but it cannot win a fight for you. Your rights often can only protect you if you have access to a lawyer, and can fail you on a judge’s whim. You need something more — you need the sword. We offer this zine in hopes that the tools within will help folks to go on the offensive and fight back against their landlords. Because even when the law and the courts ultimately work to serve the landlord class, the power of tenants united will prevail.

Contents
call-in campaign…..…..4
delegation…………….. 6
flyering…………………8
press conference….……10
postcards………………12
banner drop…………..13
alderpeople……………14


Por necesidad, el trabajo de ATU a menudo se centra en hablar con inquilinxs sobre sus “derechos” que les otorga el sistema legal. En nuestra organización, estos derechos se conocen como el escudo. Un escudo puede protegerte, pero no puede ganar una pelea por tu parte. Tus derechos a menudo sólo se pueden proteger si tienes acceso a un abogado, y te pueden fallar si es que al juez se le da la gana. Necesitas algo más, necesitas la espada. Ofrecemos esta revista con la esperanza de que las herramientas que ofrecemos ayuden a la gente a pasar a la ofensiva y luchar contra sus propietarixs. Porque aunque la ley y los tribunales básicamente trabajan para servir a la clase de propietarixs, el poder de los inquilinxs unidos triunfara.

Contenidos
campanas de llamadas.……4
delegaciones………….…… 6
volantes……………………8
conferencia de prensa….…10
postales……………………12
pancartas……………..…..13
concejales…………………14


The Autonomous Tenants Union (ATU) is an all-volunteer organization committed to organizing for housing justice from below and to the left. As an independent collective based in Chicago, we strategize together to defend and enforce our right to dignified housing. We believe that housing is a human right, not a commodity! We fight for an end to all of evictions, and for community control of housing through the building of popular power.

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