Two weeks ago, the Yes on 10 “Rent Is Too Damn High!” Bus Tour launched in Los Angeles as a statewide grassroots effort to hear Californians’ housing concerns and raise awareness for Proposition 10. In no time, the bus tour rallied major support for Prop 10 in numerous communities, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, San Francisco, and Oakland. Momentum for the Yes on 10 movement only continues to build.
The tour will continue to visit communities up and down California through Election Day — because everyone deserves a safe, healthy, and affordable place to call home.
California is slammed with the highest rate of homelessness and the most expensive rents in the nation. With more than half of Californians spending up to 30 percent of their income on rent alone, voters rallying at each stop recognize the urgency of this issue and are sending a strong message that predatory corporate landlords’ time is up.
Proposition 10 is a key step towards solving California’s housing-affordability crisis. It will protect California’s renters and guarantee landlords a fair rate of return, all while laying the foundation for stronger communities.
By empowering 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 as they see fit.
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.