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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  • Angela Orozco
    signed 2016-04-18 11:25:53 -0700
    Angela Orozco
  • Carol Bettencourt
    signed 2016-04-18 09:08:30 -0700
  • Aníbal O. Cabezas Gómez.ez
    signed 2016-04-18 08:01:35 -0700
  • Karla Campos
    signed 2016-04-18 07:38:51 -0700
  • Elise Stengle
    signed 2016-04-18 05:10:38 -0700
    Elise Stengle
  • Roberto Romo
    signed 2016-04-17 23:30:04 -0700
  • Robyn Miles
    signed 2016-04-17 20:00:33 -0700
    Robyn Miles
  • Susan Mcdonough
    signed 2016-04-17 17:26:11 -0700
  • Lisa Aguilar
    signed 2016-04-17 16:08:15 -0700
  • Jack Mohr
    signed 2016-04-17 10:19:27 -0700
    Jack Mohr
  • Christine Ponelle
    signed 2016-04-17 10:11:52 -0700
  • Katherine Ramsey
    signed 2016-04-17 08:52:11 -0700
  • Ivan Rhudick
    signed 2016-04-17 08:33:52 -0700
  • Michael Tomczyszyn
    signed 2016-04-17 00:20:01 -0700
  • mike kappus
    signed 2016-04-16 23:24:29 -0700
  • John oda
    signed 2016-04-16 22:53:20 -0700
  • Linda Ray
    signed 2016-04-16 21:52:10 -0700
    I have seen too many of my neighbors displaced by multiple methods, building affordable housing is one way in addressing this problem. Realtors and their associations should be supporting housing for lower income community members and not just housing for the rich.
  • Lauri Fried-Lee
    signed 2016-04-16 21:35:32 -0700
    Lauri Fried-Lee
  • Sofia Arellano Padilla
    signed 2016-04-16 21:29:19 -0700
  • Leslie Simon
    signed 2016-04-16 19:56:01 -0700
  • Keren Abra
    signed 2016-04-16 19:52:26 -0700
    There has to be a diversity of housing in any city, but today, especially in San Francisco, it is essential. Diversity of many kinds encourages character and expanded opportunities for people.
  • Mike Crahan
    signed 2016-04-16 19:43:10 -0700
  • Guillermo Jimenez
    signed 2016-04-16 19:15:25 -0700
  • Margaret Vickers
    signed 2016-04-16 18:53:39 -0700
  • Jonathan Fellman
    signed 2016-04-16 18:09:21 -0700
    Jonathan Fellman
  • Endia Gross
    signed 2016-04-16 18:07:57 -0700
    THIS IS Our Reality!!!

    ALL THIS PROFITTING Off Of OUR MISERY!!!
  • Donna Sharee
    signed 2016-04-16 17:46:37 -0700
  • Barbara Albert
    signed 2016-04-16 17:36:41 -0700
  • Lorretta Marcel
    signed 2016-04-16 17:33:27 -0700
    This is shameful!
  • Carol Anna Lind
    signed 2016-04-16 17:20:48 -0700
    Carol Anna Lind