The rent is too damn high in California. Unfair, excessive rents are destabilizing our communities -- and people's lives. Listen to Mike, Georgina, and Derek explain why we need rent control.
Yes on 10 • Tim S • Stories Behind the Movement - 30 sec TV spot
Tim (1:30) Senior Resident, West Hollywood.
Mike (1:35) Founder, Glendale Tenants Union.
Derek (1:31) Health Equity Programs Director, Social Justice Learning Institute in Inglewood, CA.
Georgina (1:38) Community Organizer, United Tenants (Inquilinos Unidos).
Gloria (1:23) Pomona Resident.
Rabbi Joel Simonds and Leah Sternberg (1:00) Rabbi Joel Simonds, Executive Director, Jewish Center for Justice and Manager of Jewish Engagement and Advocacy Leah Sternberg powerfully explain why we must pass Proposition 10.
Salam Al-Marayati (1:00) Founder and president of Muslim Public Affairs Council, explains why we must allow communities to limit excessive rents to urgently address California's housing-affordability and homeless crises. Vote Yes on 10.
Rev. Eddie Anderson (1:00) Pastor, McCarty Memorial Church in Los Angeles Co-Chair, The Poor People's Campaign California.
Renters Rising (1:00) On Monday, April 23, hundreds of renters and allies across California came together to submit 595,340 signatures in support of the Affordable Housing Act, which would protect families from skyrocketing rents by repealing the anti-rent control law, Costa-Hawkins.
Rent is Too Damn High Bus Tour - Los Angeles (1:00) Candlelight Vigil and March For Affordable Housing: Highland Park, Los Angeles, Housing Now! & Yes on 10 Canvassing Launch: Florence & Western, Los Angeles.
California Democratic Party Votes to Endorse Proposition 10 (1:49)
Protect Renters - Repeal Costa Hawkins (2:35) Rally at California Democratic Party Convention, San Diego, CA. Join tenant advocates, delegates, elected officials and candidates for the Protect Tenants - Repeal Costa Hawkins Rally and Press Conference!
Resist Gentrification: Action Summit (2:40) Amid growing concerns about gentrification, nearly 50 organizations joined Housing Is a Human Right for a historic conference in Leimert Park, Los Angeles on December 2, 2017. The Resist Gentrification Action Summit drew more than 800 activists and residents to discuss how to combat the housing affordability crisis in their neighborhoods. Additional footage by Eleven.
Sites of Local Resistance: Leimert Park (2:19) Executive Director of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition Damien Goodmon shares how the African American center of Los Angeles, Leimert Park, is being threatened by gentrification and cultural erasure.
Sites of Local Resistance: Boyle Heights (2:03) In the midst of a protest outside the home of 1815 E 2nd St building owner BJ Turner, tenant Melissa Reyes and Los Angeles Tenants Union & Union de Vecinos organizer Fernando Ramirez share how speculative real estate and artwashing have led to the displacement of vulnerable, longtime residents across Boyle Heights — the center of Chicano culture in Los Angeles.
Sites of Local Resistance: Little Tokyo (2:31) Jaimee Itagaki, a resident facing eviction at 800 Traction Ave, and neighborhood activist Taiji Miyagawa, share how Little Tokyo is struggling to hold on to its original culture, as large finance capital in collusion with the city has led to almost complete displacement of the Japanese Americans who made it such a creative community in the first place