Airbnb Advocates Head to Albany
Today, hundreds of New Yorkers will arrive at the state capital to urge lawmakers to support fair home sharing laws. The group is comprised of Airbnb public policy employees, Airbnb hosts, and community leaders, and will mark the 3rd annual trip that Airbnb has organized to Albany.
This grass-roots efforts comes just a week after Assemblyman Joe Lentol introduced bill A7520, which would allow all New Yorkers to responsibly share their home, pay tourist taxes, and protect public safety.
MetroButler will be in Albany today, fighting for the rights of thousands of middle class families who rely on home sharing to make ends meet. If you would like to support comprehensive home sharing reform in New York, you can tell your local lawmakers to support A7520, right now.
As Head of New York Public Policy, Josh Meltzer, has noted in the past, "Home sharing is creating economic opportunity for people in every corner of this state — from Jamestown to Cooperstown, Buffalo to Brooklyn, and everywhere in between. In fact, a new report was just unveiled by HR&A Advisors which found that in 2016, Airbnb generated over $3.5 billion in economic activity, supported over 38,000 jobs and created $160 million in state sales, income and business tax revenue."
To learn more about today's activities in Albany, you can check it out here.
MetroButler thanks you for supporting home sharing and we hope to see you in Albany today!