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Protest: Landlords & Realtors Are Trying To Buy This Election!
Date Thursday October 23
Time 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Details
Board of Realtors, 301 Grove St.
(corner of Franklin & Grove Streets)
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorTed


A coalition of tenant, labor, housing, senior & community groups are organizing this action to show there is voter outrage at wealthy real estate predators (many of whom don't even live in SF) attempts to buy this election and transform the Board of Supervisors. To show this support, we are trying to get over 200 people to this protest so please attend and bring some friends. We expect to be joined by the Brass Liberation Orchestra, too!

This November, whether the Board of Supervisors remains pro-tenant, pro-labor, and progressive will be determined by what happens in the swing Supervisors Districts of 1, 3 and 11. These districts are open with current Sups. McGoldrick, Peskin & Sandoval termed out. These are moderate districts which could go either way-if we want to maintain our majority on the Board we can't afford to lose even one (see analysis below). Rent control is at stake here-our rent control law is just a local ordinance which could be weakened or ended by a 6-5 vote of the Board of Supervisors!

Landlords & Realtors know this too. They're spending hundred of thousands of dollars against the pro-tenant candidate in District 1 (Eric Mar), District 3 (David Chiu) and District 11 (John Avalos) trying to buy this election for their candidates: Sue Lee in D1, Joseph Alioto in D3 and Aasha Safai in D11.

Join us Thursday, 10/23 as we protest & picket the realtors and landlords who are trying to subvert democracy. Gather at Board of Realtor at corner of Franklin & Grove Streets at 5:30 PM.


See the excellent article and chart in the Bay Guardian showing how this election is being bought. http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=7308

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