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Press Conference: ‘We Are New Albany’ Campaign to Call on Mayor Gahan: “No Demolition Without A Plan to Replace”
New Albany residents to launch campaign to save public housing from demolition
New Albany, IN – ‘We Are New Albany,’ a campaign to save the homes of more than 1,700 New Albany residents from planned demolition, will publicly launch with a press conference at 4PM on Thursday, November 16 at the pillars/steps on the NE corner of the City-County Building in downtown New Albany.
“I was born and raised in New Albany, bouncing around house to house because of unaffordable rents” says ‘We Are New Albany’ campaign Deputy Chair Brandon Brown, a resident of one of the properties slated for demolition. “I will not let the homes in my neighborhood be demolished, forcing children into the insecurity I struggled with at their age. Mayor Gahan, we call on you not to demolish a single unit without a plan to replace it.”
‘We Are New Albany’ is a campaign of Hoosier Action, a community organization building the power of Southern Indiana’s working families. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.hoosieraction.org/ wearenewalbany. Hoosier Action’s official statement of values, “Building The Indiana We Deserve,” can be read online at www.hoosieraction.org/what-we- do/. For more on Hoosier Action, see our press coverage in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere at www.hoosieraction.org/press.
Who: The ‘We Are New Albany’ campaign: public housing residents, faith leaders, New Albany tenants, local business leaders, community allies
Where: By the Pillars/Steps, NE corner of the City-County Building, downtown New Albany. Live stream will be available.
When: Thursday, November 16th, 4PM-4:30PM
Visuals: Residents, faith leaders, and business and community allies in front of City-County Building, “We Are New Albany” banner
(Press Contact: Jesse Myerson, 914-582-3938, firstname.lastname@example.org)