PHOTOS: Stronger Rent Laws Rally and Civil Disobedience

On Wednesday, June 3, I joined hundreds of tenant advocates in Albany and was arrested along with dozens of activists and legislators calling for stronger rent laws.  Here are some photos from the event:

Fired up crowd!  (Photo credit: Make the Road NY)

Fired up crowd! (Photo credit: Make the Road NY)

With Sen. Brad Hoylman & Council Member Corey Johnson before our arrests. (Credit: Corey Johnson's office)

With Sen. Brad Hoylman & Council Member Corey Johnson before our arrests. (Credit: Corey Johnson’s office)

Assembly Members Bichotte, Ortiz, and Davila, with Council Members Cumbo and Williams.  (Credit: Office of Jumaane Williams)

Assembly Members Bichotte, Ortiz, and Davila, with Council Members Cumbo and Williams. (Credit: Jumaane Williams’ Office)

Council Member Johnson: "They may have the money, but we have the people!"  (Credit: A/M Gottfried's office)

Council Member Johnson: “They may have the money, but we have the people!” (Credit: A/M Gottfried’s office)

Tenants meet the press and call for stronger rent laws!  (Credit: A/M Gottfried's office)

Tenants meet the press and call for stronger rent laws! (Credit: A/M Gottfried’s office)

Assembly Member Davila: "If you ever get arrested, make sure it's for a good cause - and this a good cause!"  (Credit: A/M Gottfried's office)

Assembly Member Davila: “My mother taught me that if you ever get arrested, make sure it’s for a good cause – and this a good cause!” (Credit: A/M Gottfried’s office)

The message is clear!  (Credit: Assembly Member Gottfried's office)

The message is clear! (Credit: Assembly Member Gottfried’s office)

Being arrested for stronger rent laws! (Credit: A/M Gottfried's office)

Being arrested for stronger rent laws! (Credit: Assembly Photography)

The indefatigable Mike McKee, founder of Tenants PAC. (Credit: Corey Johnson's office)

The indefatigable Mike McKee, founder of Tenants PAC, is arrested. (Credit: Corey Johnson’s office)

Reginald Brown from VOCAL-NY stands for stronger rent laws in the War Room at the Capitol.  (Credit: VOCAL-NY)

Reginald Brown from VOCAL-NY stands for stronger rent laws in the War Room at the Capitol. (Credit: VOCAL-NY)

Council Member Williams, Assembly Member Mosley, and Working Families Party Director Bill Lipton (Photo credit: Jessica Wisneski, Citizen Action)

Council Member Williams, Assembly Member Mosley, and Working Families Party Director Bill Lipton await arrest (Photo credit: Jessica Wisneski, Citizen Action)