Renters unite! A majority of Bellingham rents (54%) — the city can’t function without tenants. Yet housing is increasingly unaffordable and precarious for working-class renters. Tenant-landlord law is confusing and weighted against us. This event seeks to empower renters with a tenant rights training, followed by a discussion of current shortcomings of tenant protections and how we can yield our collective power to change it.
A better housing system is possible, one where renters can live with dignity and security!
Join us for our most important meeting of the year, where we elect our union leadership and vote on our priorities and platform for the year.
For our union to be democratic, member-driven, and successful, we want all members there!
Before the meeting begins, there will be a potluck at 5:00 PM — bring a dish, enjoy some delicious food, and hang out with your fellow union members.
We’re meeting at the Union Hall, 1700 N State St.
Two candidates running for state office, Justin Boneau and Sharon Shewmake, have requested BTU's endorsement.
Come meet the candidates, ask them questions (the tougher the better), submit your endorsement ballot, and enjoy some delicious food with your fellow union members.
Saturday, June 23rd @ 2–4pm
Cornwall Park (3424 Meridian St)
Join us to talk housing solutions for our community and decide BTU’s next steps and potential campaign(s) for the year.
Bring your stories, your issues, your passion, and your ideas!
Childcare will be available. If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us as we kick off the movement for tenant protections and more affordable homes in Bellingham!
Skyrocketing rents are pushing people out of town or into homelessness. Landlords profit and dominate our political system. If this continues, working people will be unable to afford to live in Bellingham. Our community is hurting — and we're fed up.
By coming together in a union, we can build our political power and pass new laws that protect our health, safety, and access to housing. Renters are a majority in Bellingham. We have power — we just need to get organized.
Join us on May 31st to hear from community leaders, build relationships, discuss what housing solutions we want to see, learn more about the BTU, and get involved! We’re also celebrating that BTU is becoming an official democratic member-driven union that tenants can now join!