Stop Realtors From Displacing Us!

 

Since 2013, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) has led on the spending of more than $11 Million to influence State housing policy. 

CAR has become one of the State’s biggest lobbying groups, spending tens of millions of dollars every year to influence state and local politics so they can direct housing policy for their own gain. In 2014 and 2015, they led on efforts to kill the Ellis Act Reform statewide that would have protected renters from speculators. 

We all know that California needs more affordable housing.  We also know that building million dollar condominiums that only the rich can afford is NOT the solution. But that is what is getting built across the state. 

Why? Because that is what the apartment and real estate industry want.

We, the undersigned, call on the California Association of Realtors to stop lobbying against low-to-moderate income homeowners and tenants in the State Capitol and our local City Halls.  Instead of profits for the few and driving up our cost of living, we call on you to support investments in the kinds of affordable housing preservation and construction our diverse communities desperately need!

We also call on our elected officials to refuse and return any contributions from the Realtors Association this election cycle and to commit to affordable housing preservation, real tenant protections, and affordable housing construction for our diverse communities.

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  • Michael Lyon
    signed 2016-04-22 00:27:40 -0700
  • Leah Elton
    signed via 2016-04-21 23:07:19 -0700
  • Karen Kirschling
    signed 2016-04-21 22:09:44 -0700
  • Jean Yaste
    signed 2016-04-21 17:20:49 -0700
    Collusion of big business and affordable housing MUST STOP BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!
  • Christie Hakim
    signed 2016-04-21 16:50:39 -0700
  • Donna Francesconi
    signed 2016-04-21 13:53:18 -0700
  • David Fine
    signed 2016-04-21 11:53:05 -0700
  • Durwood Wiggins
    signed 2016-04-21 10:38:06 -0700
  • Laurie Salen
    signed 2016-04-21 10:29:28 -0700
  • Katherine Schaff
    signed 2016-04-21 10:08:46 -0700
    Katherine Schaff
  • elliot Helman
    signed 2016-04-21 09:29:00 -0700
  • Charlotte Gardner
    signed 2016-04-21 09:14:44 -0700
  • Loran Hollander
    signed 2016-04-21 08:13:06 -0700
  • Charles Ramsey
    signed 2016-04-21 05:01:24 -0700
    If public servants refuse to protect their constituents, then we must work to replace them.
  • Charles Byrne
    signed 2016-04-21 01:01:56 -0700
  • Peter Weiss
    signed via 2016-04-21 00:41:07 -0700
  • Mark Barnes
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 00:01:45 -0700
    Sign the petition: Stop Realtors From Displacing Us!
  • Mark Barnes
    signed 2016-04-21 00:01:23 -0700
  • Dirk Hoekstra
    signed 2016-04-20 23:44:17 -0700
    Yep, let’s be clear: naked greed is the prime driver of displacement. As I was negotiating with the buyers of my building during the first of two no-fault evictions in two years, I heard them tell me: “But this isn’t personal; it’s just business”. And so it became legitimate to rip me from my home.

    And now that “just business” has resulted in needing to commute 5 hours a day to work in the city I love and called home for 24 years.
  • Anandi Worden
    signed via 2016-04-20 23:43:48 -0700
    Anandi Worden
  • michael koch
    signed 2016-04-20 23:19:53 -0700
  • Gary Gregerson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-20 22:39:54 -0700
    Sign the petition: Stop Realtors From Displacing Us!
  • Gary Gregerson
    signed 2016-04-20 22:39:37 -0700
    Gary Gregerson
  • Laura Saunders
    signed 2016-04-20 21:49:55 -0700
  • S. Chapek
    signed 2016-04-20 21:45:36 -0700
  • nicole ball
    signed 2016-04-20 21:44:22 -0700
  • Nancy Nielsen
    signed 2016-04-20 21:34:49 -0700
    Nancy Nielsen
  • Weisheng Ye
    signed 2016-04-20 21:25:14 -0700
    Stop building evil wealth by creating eviction!
  • Siamak Vossoughi
    signed 2016-04-20 20:28:48 -0700
    Siamak Vossoughi
  • Cathy Bellin
    signed 2016-04-20 20:08:34 -0700