But, I'm still planning on going.
I asked myself the other day if I would be disappointed if Mayor Blasio did not show up at the rally to support ST/PCV tenants and the cause of affordable housing. For sure, I would be disappointed. If I want him to show up, why wouldn't I show up?
At this time, it is no big deal for me to head down to City Hall on a Friday morning. I have the day off (as much as an independent contractor can have the day off who needs to work almost every day to afford affordable housing) and I love walking and I'm interesting in seeing--and gauging--what happens.
It may be raining, but that's a minor inconvenience. I--we--have suffered worse than some rain bouncing off our umbrellas and our shoes getting wet.
So, no high hopes and low expectations from me. But I don't feel right about abandoning the fellow tenants who will be there, even if some are there for misguided reasons. And I do feel right about, at the very least, standing with those who oppose the current predator and future predators around us, though as we know these predators don't give a rat's ass about us or our rallies.
We must do better in the future.
The rally will be held Friday the 13th (!) at the City Hall steps from10:00am - 11:30am.