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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  • R. Zierikzee
    signed 2016-04-16 15:55:23 -0700
  • Christine Oda
    signed 2016-04-16 15:53:06 -0700
  • Carol Koester
    signed 2016-04-16 15:50:41 -0700
    I’m 70 years old and a long-time resident. I’m being priced out of the city.
  • Melvin Cheitlin
    signed 2016-04-16 15:39:29 -0700
  • Denise George
    signed 2016-04-16 15:17:13 -0700
    Denise George
  • Stardust Doherty
    signed 2016-04-16 14:56:10 -0700
  • Robert Hall
    signed 2016-04-16 14:34:34 -0700
  • Roy Woodard
    signed 2016-04-16 14:01:03 -0700
  • gregory halabis
    signed 2016-04-16 13:11:00 -0700
    gregory halabis
  • Betty Mackey
    signed 2016-04-16 12:58:27 -0700
  • Giuliana Milanese
    signed 2016-04-16 12:54:59 -0700
  • Linda Weiner
    signed 2016-04-16 12:52:53 -0700
  • Brian Skaggs
    signed 2016-04-16 12:49:09 -0700
  • Charles Rose
    signed 2016-04-16 12:45:00 -0700
    Investing in affordable housing is paramount in order to keep San Francisco the vibrant, diverse, showcase of a city it is. Affordable housing now is the most important investment that San Francisco can make for its immediate survival and its future.
  • Martin Bloom
    signed 2016-04-16 12:24:51 -0700
  • Gay Chung
    signed 2016-04-16 12:03:59 -0700
    Gay Chung
  • Jorge Portillo
    signed 2016-04-16 11:49:30 -0700
  • Genevieve Yuen
    signed 2016-04-16 11:49:19 -0700
    condos are not the answer!!!!
  • Arlene Drummer
    signed 2016-04-16 11:47:15 -0700
    This not the Sam Francisco I grew up in 68 yrs ago. This mistxstop
  • Clark Sullivan
    @freemansullivan tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-16 11:44:04 -0700
    Sign the petition: Stop Realtors From Displacing Us! http://www.acceaction.org/stop_realtors?recruiter_id=3775
  • Bill Carpenter
    signed 2016-04-16 11:44:02 -0700
  • Clark Sullivan
    signed via 2016-04-16 11:43:45 -0700
  • Yul Dorn
    signed 2016-04-16 11:36:44 -0700
  • Michael Treece
    signed 2016-04-16 11:32:45 -0700
  • Nora Roman
    signed 2016-04-16 11:12:48 -0700
  • Ellen Koivisto
    signed 2016-04-16 11:10:53 -0700
  • DeAngelo Vic DeAngelo
    signed 2016-04-16 11:08:45 -0700
  • Colette Crutcher
    signed 2016-04-16 11:02:24 -0700
    I am afraid I doubt the effectiveness of a petition in this instance, however I am happy to sign.
  • Theresa Wallace
    signed 2016-04-16 10:59:14 -0700
  • Sharon Yorke
    signed 2016-04-16 10:58:26 -0700
    You had me at “We all know…”