rnCome out and show your support for this bill and your community at the hearing before the City Council! In 2001 the Lovejoy School at 12th and D St. NE was sold to build 54 luxury apartments and the developer made $24 million on this project. rnrnThe Giddings School is now a Results Gym. The Mathur building, once part of UDC was converted into condos which sold for up to $1 million each. And now with 23 public schools being closed this year, it is up to us to make sure these spaces continue to function for the benefit of the public. Let your Councilmembers know that our parks and public spaces are NOT for sale.rnrnWhat: City Council Hearing on Public PropertyrnWhen: Monday, June 23, 2008 at 9.00 am.rnWhere: 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Room 500rnrnNever testified before? rnPre-Hearing Info & Testimony Prep Session TONIGHTrnTuesday, June 17 6.30- 8.30 pmrnMLK Library- 901 G st, NW Room A-9rnrnFor more information or to sign up to testify contact Tiye Kinlow at tkinlow@dclabor.org or 202.974.8224.rnrnBackground: People’s Property Campaign Public Property Bill of RightsrnrnWe, the people of the District of Columbia, come together to reclaim the community’s rights to public propertyrnrnWe hold as a right that public property should meet our community’s needs, and provide community services that uplift and enhance our lives and keep us safe,rnrnResidents have the right to decide what happens to public property,rnrnResidents have the right to use and enjoy public spaces,rnrnWe have the right and the responsibility to preserve public property for the future generations. rn