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Valley Tenants Union (formerly Worried About Rent)

We organize with tenants in the Valley of the Sun to build tenant power!

About


Mission Statement
We are Valley Tenants Union (VTU), a tenant organizing group combatting deep-rooted racial and economic exploitation in Maricopa County, which now manifests as gentrification and displacement, by building solidarity with our neighbors. We organize autonomous tenant unions because the only way we can guarantee safe housing for all is by standing up together. 
 
- We are an organization made up of tenants and for tenants, to fight for the right to housing and the right to remain in the Valley.

- We fight for a world without landlords and rent. We fight to build tenant power to end the immiseration of the poor and working classes that rent-seeking represents under capitalism and to contribute to the struggle to end capitalism itself.

- We fight for tenants, not for housing. We recognize that this is a crisis of tenancy, a crisis of our place in the overall system of social reproduction. Calling this a housing crisis benefits those who design, build, and profit from housing, not the people who live in it. Tenants are full political subjects who will not be liberated by secure housing alone.


📣 Get Involved! 
Visit our page at: https://worriedaboutrent.com/get-involved or follow us on social media @worriedaboutrent on Instagram, @worriedabtrent on Twitter and on facebook.com/worriedaboutrent

 

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Financial Contributions

Membership
VTU Monthly Dues

VTU highly encourages all members to pay dues to sustain the tenants union. Dues are sliding scale, starting at $1. We ask that members be consider... Read more

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$1 USD / month

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VTU One-Time Dues

VTU highly encourages all members to pay dues to sustain the tenants union. Dues are sliding scale, starting at $1. We ask that members be consider... Read more

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$1 USD

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Projects

Support the following initiatives from Valley Tenants Union (formerly Worried About Rent).

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This zine is intended to make information about tenants' rights in Maricopa County accessible and...

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Top financial contributors

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Incognito

$260 USD since Mar 2023

2
aaron

$200 USD since May 2023

3

$180 USD since Sep 2021

4
alicia

$150 USD since Apr 2023

5
Corey

$150 USD since Jun 2023

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Guest

$130 USD since Sep 2021

7
Incognito

$125 USD since Apr 2023

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Guest

$100 USD since Apr 2023

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Max

$100 USD since May 2023

10
tammy

$90 USD since Jun 2023

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Jules

$90 USD since Jun 2023

12
Savannah

$90 USD since Nov 2023

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CN

$70 USD since Sep 2021

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Guest

$70 USD since Sep 2023

15
Sean W.

$60 USD since Sep 2021

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Blake

$60 USD since May 2023

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Naomi Sawyer

$50 USD since May 2023

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Guest

$50 USD since May 2023

19
Claudio

$45 USD since Dec 2023

20
Kayleigh Lambert

$40 USD since Jun 2023

Valley Tenants Union (formerly Worried About Rent) is all of us

Our contributors 34

Thank you for supporting Valley Tenants Union (formerly Worried About Rent).

Incognito

Admin

$260 USD

Wil M

Admin

$5 USD

Leah T

Admin

aaron

VTU Monthly Dues

$200 USD

VTU Monthly Dues

$180 USD

alicia

VTU Monthly Dues

$150 USD

Corey

VTU Monthly Dues

$150 USD

Guest

VTU Monthly Dues

$130 USD

Incognito

VTU Monthly Dues

$125 USD

Guest

$100 USD

Max

VTU Monthly Dues

$100 USD

tammy

VTU Monthly Dues

$90 USD

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Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$936.87 USD

Total raised

$2,064.43 USD

Total disbursed

$1,127.56 USD

Estimated annual budget

$2,810.41 USD

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News from Valley Tenants Union (formerly Worried About Rent)

Updates on our activities and progress.

2023 update

In 2023, we kept busy! We started the year as Worried About Rent and ended it as Valley Tenant...
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Published on December 19, 2023 by Wil M

WAR 2022 update!

In 2022, we focused on organizing, political education, skill-sharing, connecting with autonomous tenant unions across the nation and supported tenants in their fight against displacement and evictions. We will continue these efforts into t...
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Published on December 14, 2022 by CN

What we're up to!

The funding we've received has helped us print and hand out these know your rights zines to tenants through Phoenix. We've al...
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Published on December 10, 2021 by Wil M