This past Thursday, I was part of a Stop REBNY Campaign, outside the New York Hilton, lead by Ray Rogers, and 15 plus clergyman addressing the problems of displacement, homelessness, and small business. While covering the rally, I had the opportunity to question State Assemblymember Harvey Epstein, about the problems. As you will hear in the interview, the Assemblyman talks about having to get a stronger organizing campaign to pass laws. I just don't understand that comment, I also don't understand why bills are stuck in the City Council for 36 years. Both the City and State Officials, unless they have been out of the country, know damn well that the problems that exist today, have been around for decades and we should have had laws to protect our tenants, and our small business owners by now.
Please listen to this short clip: https://soundcloud.com/mikemccabe/assemblyman-epstien