ACCE is dedicated to organizing all across the state with offices located in Sacramento, Richmond, Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Our statewide team organizes with tenants all over the state and works hand and hand with our local offices to direct our statewide campaign efforts.
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Los Angeles, CA 90007
Born out of our years of work fighting Wall Street’s agenda to foreclose on millions of families across California, ACCE Action is deeply committed to fighting displacement and building a California where everyone has access to a safe and affordable place to live. In all of our offices, ACCE Action organizes tenants facing rent increases and unjust evictions – and is fighting for rent control policies and tenant protections across the state.
Most recently, ACCE Action engaged in an incredible campaign to win the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (Assembly Bill 1482). The bill will cap rents statewide to stop the most egregious rent increases as well as prevent unfair and arbitrary evictions by implementing Just Cause protections. AB 1482 is the largest expansion of tenant protections in recent US history and will protect California’s 17 million renters - extending new protections to 8 million tenants who have never had renter protections before.
In 2018, ACCE Action played a critical role in advancing rent control across California. Most prominently, we were one of the signatories that put the repeal of Costa Hawkins on the ballot and played a leading role in driving the campaign. We collected tens of thousands of signatures to lead us to a successful ballot qualification and led an effort that contacted nearly a million voters through the election on the phone, doors or via text in support of Proposition 10. While Prop 10 did not pass, the campaign was a vehicle that built tremendous power and support for the housing justice movement - fundamentally altering the landscape in California. While Wall Street landlords outspent us more than 4 to 1 - momentum for rent control is growing. Poll after poll has shown that a majority of California voters support it and it has become an issue that California elected officials have come to realize must be addressed.
ACCE Action is also a proud steering committee member of Housing NOW! – a statewide coalition that is building power to make housing affordable and combat the displacement crisis that is disproportionately impacting working class communities of color. Led by tenants, our coalition also includes allied landlords, realtors, and dozens of community, faith and labor organizations.
Wall Street, oil companies, landlord associations, and giant corporations continue to spend billions every election cycle to buy political power in both major parties. They use their outsized influence to reduce consumer protections, award corporate subsidies, and exploit shady tax loopholes.
But, we have proven that when we are engaged and organized, not only can we defeat their attacks, but we can pass strong policies that benefit our communities! ACCE Action’s voter outreach teams connect directly with community members in order to engage deeply on the issues, and peel away the corporate lies. At ACCE Action, we understand the impact of one-on-one conversations to educate voters, and win elections. In the past decade, ACCE Action’s voter engagement team has won local ballot measures, city council races, and school board seats.
At the statewide level, ACCE Action is also a part of the Million Voters Project (MVP) - an unprecedented collaboration of California’s strongest community-based networks organizing to expand California’s electorate and build our political power as the new California majority.
In 2020, ACCE Action’s voter engagement teams contacted 61,832 voters across multi-issue campaigns and electoral races, helping to pass progressive ballot measures, and helping to elect candidates that place people over corporate profit.
From corporations like Chevron, the largest landowner in California, for not paying their fair share in property taxes - to big banks and private equity giants like Blackstone for buying up our homes and displacing millions of Californians, ACCE Action is holding Wall Street accountable
ACCE Action is part of the Schools and Communities First coalition that is leading the work to advance the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act which will restore over $11 billion per year to California’s schools, community colleges, health clinics and other vital services. We can no longer afford to keep giving billions of dollars in tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and big corporations. It’s time to reform Prop 13!