September 22nd Rallies & Precinct Walks Kick-Off Major People-Powered Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign
CITY, Sept. 17---The Housing Now! Coalition and the Yes on 10 Campaign will launch its get-out-the-vote campaign in cities across California on Saturday. Labor and Community Groups in support of Prop 10 will gather in Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond, Los Angeles, San Diego and other cities for precinct walks to engage voters and encourage them to return power to local communities to protect renters by expanding rent control.
“We’re only six weeks out from the election. While we can’t match the tens of millions in corporate realtor money being pumped into the campaign against Proposition 10, they can’t match the people who will fight to pass it and protect renters in California,” said Sasha Greene, Board Chair of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action (ACCE Action) , a leader in the Prop 10 campaign.
Prior to each walk, supporters of Prop 10 will gather for a rally in each city to hear from tenants, elected officials and landlords about the need to protect renters in California.
WHEN: Saturday, September 2nd, 10am
WHERE: Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and other cities
Tenants who are being directly impacted by the state’s out of control rents will be leading these rallies and telling their stories.
Additional rally information will be sent out later this week.
The Proposition 10 campaign has also launched a new website, www.prop10fortenants.com, where voters can learn more about how they can get involved with the campaign to protect renters and return power to local communities to stabilize rents.
About Prop 10
Proposition 10 is a statewide ballot measure that, if passed in November, will repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and return to local communities the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis. Costa-Hawkins prevents cities and counties from applying rent control to apartments built after 1995 or to single-family rental units and condos. It also allows landlords to raise the rent as much as they want when a unit becomes vacant.