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Solidarity Fund for EastLakeTenants

Organizing tenants to improve the quality of life in East Lake buildings

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Support the following initiatives from Solidarity Fund for EastLakeTenants.

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Research efforts ELTU

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Marketing ELTU

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Provide translation and interpretation services for non-english speaking tenants

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provide media for union efforts

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Provide food and drink during union efforts

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provide legal assistance for union efforts

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Provide transportation for union efforts

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To fund subscriptions needed to run the union

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equipment to run the union

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Provide educational materials

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Organizer to assist union efforts

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Emergency funding

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Support our Youth Organizers

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Support the efforts of the Ella Flagg Tenants Union

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Expand the outreach of ELTU/EFTU

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Events

Solidarity Fund for EastLakeTenants is hosting the following events.

Past event
06:00 PM-08:00 PM UTC
Residents of Bristol apartments will be hosting a spring giveaway, food and drink will be provided.

Top financial contributors

Organizations

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Crossroads Fund

$15,000 USD since Aug 2023

Individuals

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Tim Anderson

$125 USD since Oct 2023

Solidarity Fund for EastLakeTenants is all of us

Our contributors 7

Thank you for supporting Solidarity Fund for EastLakeTenants.

VBW

Admin

Alexis Schuler

Core Contributor

Crossroads Fund

$15,000 USD

Tim Anderson

backer

$125 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Social Media Management 02/15-02/21

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Marketing, Design, & PR
from Alexis Schuler to Communications team
-$165.00 USD
Paid
Invoice #189032

Videographer payment

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Professional Services
from Allauna Landheart to Production
-$75.00 USD
Processing
Reimbursement #188776

Post Press Conference Lunch

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Program Food & Groceries
from Allauna Landheart to Food/Beverage
-$118.84 USD
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Reimbursement #188685
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Today’s balance

$479.68 USD

Total raised

$19,913.10 USD

Total disbursed

$19,433.42 USD

Estimated annual budget

$15,300.00 USD

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News from Solidarity Fund for EastLakeTenants

Updates on our activities and progress.

New Year!

· 1. What did you accomplish during 2023? How did you use money? In the year 2023, we managed to hire two employees part time, expand our union efforts to the westside of Chicago, and receive funding to support our efforts. · 2. What challe...
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Published on January 26, 2024 by VBW

Bristol Apartments Spring Giveaway

Another day, Another Giveaway! This event is open to Bristol Apartments residents, ELTU members, volunteers, and community members. We will have food, drink, literature, and fun!Want to get involved? Support Bristol Apartments residents at...
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Published on April 20, 2023 by VBW

About


 
 
The Solidarity fund for East Lake Tenants is to support and sustain East Lake Tenants and their organizational efforts.

Our mission is for East Lake Tenants to take their future into their own hands, independent of predatory management. We protect the rights of every resident and ensure that everyone has stable housing, decent living conditions, and a secure future.

Across the city and nation, tenants face worsening conditions, rising rents, mismanagement, and harassment. These are the social problems that force renters out of gentrifying neighborhoods like Bronzeville, Uptown, Pilsen, etc. they are the direct result of our system of private ownership of housing and a legal system built to protect property and ensure profit. No institutions exist to protect tenants or represent tenant interests. Only the power empowered tenants exercised through collective action will guarantee tenants’ right to control their living conditions. 

Property management companies such as East Lake Management have failed to ensure their properties are safe, decent, and compliant with local, state, and federal regulations even after negotiations, meetings, and public embarrassment, they continue to make a mockery of government-funded housing. East Lake tenants have suffered for decades but now say no more. 


East Lake Tenants, an independent tenants organization for all tenants under East Lake Management,  fights for tenants’ right to decent housing and greater tenant control over housing conditions. 

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