Jimmy Tobias

Jimmy Tobias is an investigative reporter who primarily covers science and the environment.

Cuomo Housing Protest

These Democratic Socialists Aren’t Just Targeting Incumbent Politicians These Democratic Socialists Aren’t Just Targeting Incumbent Politicians

They’re going after slumlords and real-estate speculators.

Aug 10, 2018 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

Amazon Seattle tax

Lessons From the Death of Seattle’s ‘Amazon’ Tax Lessons From the Death of Seattle’s ‘Amazon’ Tax

A strong housing movement needs strong politicians as allies.

Jun 22, 2018 / Jimmy Tobias

Activists in Austin Have a Novel Plan to Tackle its Affordable-Housing Crisis

Activists in Austin Have a Novel Plan to Tackle its Affordable-Housing Crisis Activists in Austin Have a Novel Plan to Tackle its Affordable-Housing Crisis

Hint: It involves the passage of the largest affordable-housing bond in the city’s history, plus calls for cooperatives and community land trusts.

Jun 8, 2018 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

Meet the Rising New Housing Movement That Wants to Create Homes for All

Meet the Rising New Housing Movement That Wants to Create Homes for All Meet the Rising New Housing Movement That Wants to Create Homes for All

From rent regulation to social housing, activists are pushing for serious solutions to the affordable-housing crisis.

May 24, 2018 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

Tempe election

How a Small City Is Taking on the Big Power of Dark Money How a Small City Is Taking on the Big Power of Dark Money

Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, from Tempe to Nashville and beyond.

Mar 30, 2018 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

Krasner Philly

Progressive Change Is Rocking One of the Most Unlikely Places in Philadelphia—the DA’s Office Progressive Change Is Rocking One of the Most Unlikely Places in Philadelphia—the DA’s Office

Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, from Philly to Kansas City and beyond.

Feb 28, 2018 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

Work Strong Austin

Austin Just Brought Paid Sick Leave to the South Austin Just Brought Paid Sick Leave to the South

Thanks to a savvy, progressive coalition, Austinites will no longer have to work through heart attacks, flus, and stomach bugs.

Feb 16, 2018 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

Rent control protest CA

A New Housing-Rights Movement Has the Real-Estate Industry Running Scared A New Housing-Rights Movement Has the Real-Estate Industry Running Scared

In cities across the country, tenants are demanding robust regulations to keep rents affordable and stop unjust evictions.

Feb 9, 2018 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

Ravi Ragbir rally

The Federal Government Is Unraveling—but the State of Our Cities Is Strong The Federal Government Is Unraveling—but the State of Our Cities Is Strong

Dispatches from the urban resistance, from Philadelphia to Seattle and beyond

Jan 31, 2018 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

Anti-SB 4 Protests in Texas

From Seattle to St. Petersburg: Highlights of the Urban Resistance, Year 1 From Seattle to St. Petersburg: Highlights of the Urban Resistance, Year 1

During the darkness of Trump’s first year, cities helped lead the fight for immigrants’ rights, racial justice, and fundamental equality.

Jan 16, 2018 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

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