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More Than 500 Organizations and Leaders Endorse California’s Proposition 10

Oct 30, 2018

Endorsers Believe Prop 10 Is A Critical Tool for Leveling the Playing Field and Solving the State’s Housing-Affordability Crisis

With just one week until Election Day, momentum for Proposition 10 continues to build as more than 500 organizations and leaders endorse the common-sense initiative.

From elected leaders of California’s biggest cities — San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti — to civil rights organizations such as the National Urban League and ACLU, to organized labor including the California Labor Federation, California Teachers Association and California Nurses Association, to civic leaders including Dolores Huerta and Danny Glover, to affordable housing providers Housing California, SCANPH and NPH, the diverse coalition supporting Proposition 10 is fighting for a California that works for all.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders also enthusiastically endorsed Proposition 10.

In voicing their support, health, housing, environmental, labor, seniors, immigrant rights, faith and civic organizations backing Prop 10 point to the significant benefits that will unlock for local communities upon its passage. The growing movement recognizes that Prop 10:

  • Protects renters by limiting rent hikes, and ultimately keeping families in their homes and communities.  

  • Helps rental property owners by guaranteeing a fair rate of return for those who rent out their properties.

  • Does not impact homeowners, but makes communities stronger and more viable for everyone.

  • Helps children, students and rising professionals by giving them a chance to succeed in the communities where they live.

  • Helps seniors, veterans and retirees because when rents go up, so do the number of homeless people.

  • Helps business owners and consumers because skyrocketing rents are a problem for our whole economy.

  • Empowers local communities by restoring their right to protect all families from skyrocketing rents and predatory housing practices.

In comparison, major Wall Street contributors to No on 10, such as real estate investment trusts (REITs) Blackstone Group, Equity Residential, AvalonBay Communities and Essex Property Trust, are spending tens of millions of dollars to confuse voters and keep the status quo of sky-high rents and epidemic homelessness.

The battle over Prop 10 is between Wall Street firms looking out for themselves and more than 500 grassroots, social justice, labor, housing justice, tenants rights, and faith-based organizations and elected leaders standing up for hard-working Californians.

For the full list of endorsers, please visit www.voteyesonprop10.org/endorsements.

ABOUT PROPOSITION 10: Proposition 10 is a key step towards solving California’s housing-affordability crisis because 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.

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