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State Deal on Evictions Out of Touch with Voter Needs; Poll Shows Majority of Californians Support Moratorium Through End of Pandemic

January 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO -- On the heels of Sacramento extending the statewide eviction moratorium through June, a new poll from Build Affordable Faster California (BAFCA) shows that only a small minority of California voters support such a stopgap solution to the impending surge in housing displacement.

The vast...

Strong Majority of San Franciscans Support Construction of Housing for Unhoused Neighbors

September 10, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- On the heels of a new California Supreme Court decision that will allow San Francisco to fund programs for the homeless with taxes on big business, new polling shows that voters remain committed to helping their unhoused neighbors find permanent homes in San...

California’s eviction protection efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic fall short

January 28, 2021

BY JANE KIM SPECIAL TO THE SACRAMENTO BEE

Being unable to pay rent should not be a death sentence. And yet, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Californians are wondering how long it will be before they...

Strong Majority of Californians Support Millionaire's Tax

June 8, 2020

Our state is at a crossroads. Californians have taken to the streets, protesting the systemic racism that infiltrates every American institution; and the coronavirus crisis has exposed and exacerbated the gaping inequality that millions in our communities face every day. The people of the Golden...

Strong Majority of Voters Support Defunding, Disarming the Police

July 28, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- Instead of relying on policing and punishment, San Francisco’s public safety depends on significant new investments in our community safety net. To San Franciscans, it’s clear: we must end the city’s reliance on police forces to handle mental health emergencies, homelessness, maintenance...

Electeds Across California Back a Statewide Millionaire's Tax

July 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO - Five prominent City Councilmembers spanning the Golden State today announced their support for a Millionaire’s Tax -- which would raise up to $6 billion annually -- to protect vital public and community services. 

The coronavirus crisis has exposed and exacerbated the gaping inequality that...