A broad coalition of California renters, housing advocates, elected officials, and social justice organizations will host a press conference on the West Steps of the Capitol Building in Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, October 25th in support of the ‘Justice for Renters Act,’ a statewide ballot initiative that would lift California’s rent control ban and give local communities the right to stabilize rents and make apartments more affordable for those low-income and middle-income renters. The coalition will deliver more than 732,000 letters – filling 250 boxes – to Governor Gavin Newsom asking him to support, or at least not oppose, the 2024 California rent control ballot initiative.
|WHAT:||Pro-Rent Control Press Conference and 732,000 Letter Delivery|
|WHEN:||Wednesday, October 25 at 12:00 noon|
|WHERE:||California State Capitol Building, Sacramento – West Side Steps|
|1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814|
|WHO:||Hon. Ben Allen, California State Senator (D, District 24, Santa Monica/Malibu) (to be confirmed)|
|Susie Shannon, Policy Director, Housing Is A Human Right|
|Other speakers to confirm|
|B-ROLL:||250 boxes containing more than 732,000 letters from California voters urging Gov. Newsom to support the 2024 rent control initiative on the ballot|
The Justice for Renters ballot campaign begins on May 25th with a press conference on the measures at Los Angeles City Hall announcing that rent control advocates had collected more than 810,000 signatures in support of the proposed 2024 ballot measure, more than the 546,651 valid signatures of California voters needed to qualify the measure. The Secretary of State’s office certified the measure to be placed on the November 2024 ballot on July 26, 2023.