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The Tenants Bill Of Rights is on the ballot this November. We see the direct impacts of the housing crisis in our work at IBJ; In this Black Robe Episode, we went in and had a deep discussion with Morgan Smith and Isaiah Lenard on the Tacoma Tenant Bill Of Rights and just how important it is for all of us to get out there and vote in EVERY ELECTION.
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor --
But all the time, I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps
/Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now--
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.