California Federation of Teachers Endorses Proposition 10

Oct 1, 2018

Educators Recognize Urgency of Addressing California’s Housing-Affordability Crisis

The California Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Proposition 10, joining a broad coalition of trusted organizations who believe that everyone should have a safe, healthy, and affordable place to call home.

“Skyrocketing rents have forced too many teachers, school workers, and the families we serve out their homes, destabilizing our schools and hurting our students and our communities,” said CFT President Josh Pechthalt. “Prop 10 will give local communities a critical tool they need to address the affordability crisis – keeping teachers, school workers, and the families we serve in our homes where we belong.”

“Our educators are the foundation of local communities as they prepare our young people for success; it’s shameful that so many cannot afford to live in the communities where they work,” said Joe Trippi, lead strategist for the Yes on 10 campaign. “When we tackle the housing-affordability crisis, we can cut down on the lengthy commutes that many face, help our students reach their full potential, and strengthen the economy across the board. It’s long past time for action because the rent is too damn high!”

Proposition 10 is a key step towards solving California’s housing-affordability and homelessness crises. It will protect California’s renters and guarantee landlords a fair rate of return, all while laying the foundation for stronger communities. By empowering local communities to limit rent increases and curtail predatory housing practices, cities and counties will be able to create thoughtful laws to address their local housing situations.

A broad coalition of trusted organizations and advocates — from the League of Women Voters and ACLU to the California Democratic Party to the California Teachers and Nurses Associations to the Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee — are all urging Californians to vote YES on Proposition 10.

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