Today we passed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019. The bill, AB 1482, overcame its final hurdle and is on its way to Governor Newsom's desk to be signed.
AB 1482 expands protections to 7 million tenants, covering more renters than any single tenant protection bill in recent US history.
This victory proves that California’s renters are a force to be reckoned with, and we aren’t even close to being done yet.
As an organization led by people of color, seniors and those most vulnerable to becoming homeless without tenant protections, we will keep fighting and keep winning until every single Californian is guaranteed a safe and affordable home. That includes winning stronger and permanent rent control at the local level. That includes making homes permanently affordable by putting land into community control with innovative local solutions like land trusts. That includes winning strong regulations of corporate landlords and Wall Street speculators that have been ravishing our communities.
Today is proof that when we build a multi-racial grassroots movement of tenants, we can win. Join us in fighting over the long haul to make California a state affordable to EVERYONE by becoming a sustainer! <[link removed]>
We knew we would be significantly outspent by corporate money. We knew that the corporate landlord and real estate lobby had held a stronghold over Sacramento for decades. We knew that the odds were stacked against us. But that didn't stop us from fighting. It didn't stop us from consistently fighting to make the bills stronger when we knew we risked losing them. It didn't stop ACCE leaders from sitting in the Governor's office overnight to urge him to step up for this bill - and it worked.
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From the bottom of my heart, I want to THANK each and everyone one of you that joined us in the streets, signed petitions, called and emailed legislators, and donated - all of your actions helped secure this victory. And this is just the beginning - we've got bigger, and more ambitious plans ahead to create the kind of California we all dream of.
Join us in building the biggest, boldest and most ambitious movement for renters rights this state has ever seen. Click to sustain! <[link removed]>
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