30 May TENAC ENDORSES BROOKE PINTO FOR WARD 2 COUNCIL RACE
DC Tenants Rights Advocacy Coalition states Pinto “has experience where it counts—on the ground helping tenants”
Washington, D.C. — The DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition today announced their endorsement of Brooke Pinto for the Ward 2 seat on the DC Council for the Democratic Primary Election on June 2 and the Special Election on June 16.
“Brooke has experience where it counts—on the ground helping tenants” said the TENAC endorsement committee. “We appreciate that she has done community service with The Landlord-Tenant Resource Center and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. In doing so, she is knowledgeable about the real life problems and difficulties tenants face.”
Pinto began working with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless in 2014 while at Georgetown Law as a student leader, volunteer, and then fellow. After graduating she became a pro bono advisor to the DC based non-profit organization. As a candidate for Ward 2’s DC Council seat, Pinto has pledged to support Housing First policies to address the city’s growing housing needs and provide wrap around services for the DC’s homeless population, the highest in the U.S. per capita.
Brooke responded to TENAC’s endorsement by stating, “TENAC is doing incredibly important work in DC advocating for tenant’s rights and rent control measures in the District. Tenants were facing a difficult time before the COVID-19 crisis began. Now that the unemployment rate in our city is at the highest rate in nearly 40 years, more and more people will be unable to afford DC’s rising rent prices. I look forward to working with TENAC to ensure that DC tenants can remain in their homes during this crisis and we work towards our longer term goal of expanding affordable housing options for all of our city’s residents.”
TENAC is a non-profit, public service organization dedicated exclusively to tenant interests, tenant rights, and support for rent control in the District of Columbia. Their mission is to assist tenants through education, legal information, and lobbying for tenant legislation- especially affordable housing and tenants’ rights.
In addition to TENAC, Brooke has been endorsed by The Washington Post, DC Women in Politics, the DC Bar and Restaurant Workers Association for the Special Election, DC Attorney General Karl Racine, U.S. Senator Michael D. Brown (D-DC), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (retired), and Congressman Joe Kennedy III. Several local leaders from the business, non-profit, and academic communities have also endorsed Pinto. You can see a full list of her endorsements and Ward 2 resident testimonials here.