Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Susan Jennik from League of Women Voters, and Erica K. López, UW-Madison Clinical Instructor and head of the Eviction Defense Clinic, join us to talk about tenant rights and working to fight evictions in Dane County and across the country.
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Susan Jennik is a Board member of LWVDC and serves on the Social Equity subcommittee of the Program and Advocacy Committee. She also serves on the LWVWI Legislative Committee, focusing on labor and employment. Ms. Jennik is a retired attorney who represented labor unions, employee benefit funds, and workers in the New York City area for 38 years.
Erica K. López is the Clinical Instructor who leads the Eviction Defense Clinic (EDC) at University of Wisconsin, a part of the Economic Justice Institute. The EDC started in August 2021 in response to the ongoing need for representation in rental housing cases. The EDC is part of a collaborative community partnership involving the Tenant Resource Center and local nonprofit legal aid providers Legal Action of Wisconsin and Community Justice Inc. The goal of this partnership is to provide and expand legal representation and other support (such as rental assistance, housing navigation, and community resource navigation) to low-income Dane County renters facing eviction.
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