More than half of the NYC Council supports the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), a law that will give all commercial tenants three important rights: The right to renew their lease, the right to a 10 year minimum lease, and the right to fair and equal negotiating power as the landlord. 

But, there are those in power who have chosen to represent special interests, not the public interest. And, the fate of NYC small business is being sold to the highest bidder. The Real Estate Board of NY has spent millions of dollars on political campaigns to elect their representatives.

Mayor Bill de Blaiso, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito celebrate another great financial year for the Real Estate lobby

Today, the voice of small business is in the hands of one Council Member in particular, Robert Cornegy, Chairman of the Committee on Small Business, who refuses to give the SBJSA a fair public hearing so it can move to the NYC Council for a vote.  


There is a solution to this crisis: the Small Business Jobs Survival Act

Our small businesses represent the majority of businesses in our City and employ the majority of all workers, these are the people that the SBJSA will protect. The SBJSA does not unfairly distinguish between different types of commercial tenants whether it's the local corner bodega or the 8th floor medical office, they are all commercial tenants deserving fairness and equality when it comes to their leases. And, this is exactly what the SBJSA does: it protects all of NYC's small businesses from being exploited by real estate greed and corrupt politicians willing to sell out our City. 

This bill won’t pass without your support. NYC will not survive without your support. Ask Council Member Robert Cornegy, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Mayor de Blasio to stop representing greed and start representing the people, ask them to call a hearing for the SBJSA and let them know we are taking back our voice, we are taking back NYC from the greed and special interests.