WHAT WE FIGHT FOR

OUR 2021 PLATFORM

Right to the City Boston has a vision of our city that includes strong working class neighborhoods and communities of color. We envision a Boston where there is equal access to quality education, affordable housing, economic opportunities, accessible transportation, a healthy environment and public resources for all. We envision a Boston where we preserve the best aspects of the character of our neighborhoods. We envision a Boston where we celebrate the diverse backgrounds, languages, and cultures of our residents.  where community needs come before profit. Muslims have the right to remain.

THE RIGHT

TO REMAIN IN A STABLE COMMUNITY

To help families and individuals in Boston’s working class neighborhoods, we will strengthen the rights of tenants and homeowner occupants, make community planning decisions participatory and transparent, preserve and develop affordable housing, and increase the share of permanently affordable housing that is removed from the private real estate market.

Right To Counsel

Affordable Housing and Community Control of Land

Rent Stabilization

Real Estate Tax / Transfer Fee

Stabilization Zones

CORI Reform - Access to Housing

THE RIGHT

TO ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND GOOD JOBS

Good jobs make strong communities. To exercise our right to wealth and good jobs in the City, we must address long-term unemployment and underemployment, substandard work, and structural inequities of the economic system by ensuring access to job opportunities, improved job standards, support for community small businesses and alternative economic enterprises.

Equity Initiative throughout all City Departments

PILOT Funding

Census 2020

Data Equity

Non-Traditional Child Care Resources

THE RIGHT

TO DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION

Our right to the city includes the right of every inhabitant to participate in decisions that shape our city—its budget, land, development, jobs, schools, services, and approach to public safety. It includes the right to information, transparency, popular participation, and equal representation and reform of the city charter to create mechanisms for accountability and balance legislative and executive powers.

Building the Boston People's Plan

Citizen Advisory Body on Redistricting to Evaluate based on Race

Expand Multilingual and disabled access to all City Departments

Fully Bilingual Ballots and Absentee Ballots

THE RIGHT

TO THE PUBLIC GOOD

Our right to the city includes the right of every inhabitant to have equal access to public resources and services, quality education, public libraries, healthcare and other safety net programs in order to thrive regardless of background.

Equity Initiative throughout all City Departments

PILOT Funding

Census 2020

Data Equity

Non-traditional Child Care Resources

THE RIGHT

TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Our right to the city includes the right of every resident to live, work, play and learn in an environment that supports our health, safety, quality of life. Communities that bear a bigger environmental burden should have meaningful opportunities to speak for ourselves and should be primary decision makers in issues affecting our lives, health, and neighborhoods.

Advocate for Equitable and Affordable Public Transit

Community Choice Energy Policy to Increase Use of Renewable Energy

THE RIGHT

TO AN EQUITABLE RECOVERY

Full eviction moratorium (i.e. Malden)

Direct Aid

Contracts for Neighborhood Businesses

Resiliency Fund (community have say in where funds go)

Vaccine Distribution and Community Education

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