TLDR: Annamae and Alexis are being forced to leave their home by midnight on Sunday, the 17th, for the crime of having protesters next door. This GoFundMe is for all comrades and neighbors in this struggle to come together to relieve them of the immense stress of legal debt and temporary housing costs. If you have $1 or $10 or $100 to spare, please contribute to relieving this burden from our comrades in this struggle.
In a stunning verdict made on Monday, September 11th, Annamae and Alexis, tenants of the forming Almaden property co-op, were found guilty of violating their lease for the act of "having guests" on their premises. The guests in question were not your typical visitors; they were protesters showing solidarity with a rent strike occurring at the neighboring house. Notably, these protesters had set up a blockade not on Annamae and Alexis's residence but in the throughway, a shared driveway leading to other houses on the property, and have maintained their occupation since the eviction of Candice King on July 5th. An unusual part of this case is the aggressively manipulative tactics employed by the landlord and property management company, who sought to bribe and intimidate the tenants into either breaking their lease agreement or compelling the removal of the protesters. Despite neither of these actions being within Annamae and Alexis's control – as the protesters were not on their property – the judge ruled against them, setting a disconcerting precedent that has led to their imminent eviction.
Our friends and neighbors are being targeted in an attempt to weaken our struggle. But we are strong together, and we got us.
For more info on the context, go to @eugenerentstrike on Instagram