Save Airbnb in New York: Legalize Sharing
As an Airbnb host, I couldn't believe it when I heard that the New York Attorney General’s office issued a subpoena for every Airbnb host’s records.
The reason this is happening is because of a poorly written law originally designed to stop slumlords from running illegal hotels with dozens of rental apartments. As a New Yorker just trying to pay my bills, I don’t understand why they think I’m a slumlord. Let’s remove any confusion. I've created a petition to fix the law once and for all.
We're not slumlords. After ending a career in the military, I decided to return to school and complete my degree in Public Policy. Renting a room has been instrumental in helping me transition back to civilian life. It’s helping me achieve my dreams by providing me with a source of income that makes it possible for me to focus my energy on preparing for a new career where I can help people through better public policy.
I figure that if we get 20,000 people to sign the petition, we’ll get the State Senate’s attention. If we hit that goal by October 20th, I pledge to deliver the signatures to every Senator myself.
Peers Member and Airbnb Host
Important Note: We will only include your first name, last initial, and city when we deliver the petition.