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2 weeks to 11/6/18 Election for Housing for All Now
by Tenants' Freedom Train
Sunday Oct 21st, 2018 2:31 PM
Cal Prop 10 for more rent control and vacancy control and SF Prop C to house all of the homeless now need your vote badly and they need it now! We are 2 weeks before the November 6, 2018 election and only 25,000 people have mailed in their ballots in San Francisco.
We need the massive voter turnout of the November 2016 election of 414,000 San Francisco voters and 14 million California voters to win both propositions. There is enough excitement about this election nationally that we should be able to have a high voter turnout everywhere.

The September 7, 2018 Report of Registration shows 4,063 Green Party voters and 1,312 Peace & Freedom Party voters in San Francisco. Every one of those voters must vote since they are all Yes on 10 and Yes on C voters. Statewide there are 88,134 Green Party voters and 73,366 Peace & Freedom Party voters, and they all must vote as they are all Yes on 10 voters. For your County’s voter registration, see the California Secretary of State’s figures at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/report-registration/60-day-gen-2018/

The capitalist press is running garbage hit pieces against Prop C, a proposition that has lots of accountability. As the San Francisco Voter Handbook states, “The fund would be administered by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors. An advisory committee would monitor the fund.” THAT IS AS GOOD AS ACCOUNTABILITY GETS. If you have misplaced your San Francisco Voter Handbook, it is online at https://voterguide.sfelections.org/en
The California Voter Handbook is online at http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/

The money is pouring in to these 2 propositions, pro and con. The next report is due October 22, 2018.

On Proposition 10, we can follow the money at https://www.sos.ca.gov/campaign-lobbying/cal-access-resources/measure-contributions/2018-ballot-measure-contribution-totals/17-0041-expands-local-governments-authority-enact-rent-control-residential-property-initiative-statute/ So far, Yes on 10 has $23 million and No on 10 has $59 million.

On Proposition C, we can follow the money at https://sfethics.org/ethics/2018/03/campaign-finance-dashboards-june-5-2018-and-november-6-2018-elections.html and the late contributions at https://sfethics.org/ethics/2018/03/campaign-finance-dashboards-june-5-2018-and-november-6-2018-elections.html Yes on C has one large contributor to the tune of around $2 million, but the No on C campaign is starting to receive $100,000 contributions.

Just remember, it is people who vote, not money. We, the workingclass, outnumber the rich as we are the 80% of Americans who sell our labor for less than $80,000 a year. The property owners always vote, and those who support us will vote Yes on 10 and Yes on C. We just have to push all tenant voters to the polls. We just need 50% plus 1 vote to pass Prop C. The endorsers for Prop 10 may be found at https://voteyesonprop10.org/endorsements/
The endorsers for Prop C may be found at https://www.ourcityourhomesf.org/endorsements

Phone banking for Prop 10 and Prop C is being done by the San Francisco Tenants Union. For more information, see https://www.sftu.org/ Thanks to decent funding, they now have a beautiful yellow and blue door hanger that is both Yes on 10 and Yes on C which is going out to key precincts throughout San Francisco. Your help is needed from now to and including election day, November 6, 2018.

YOU CAN VOTE AT SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL every weekday from now through November 5, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on November 6, 2018 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. YOU CAN ALSO VOTE ON 2 WEEKENDS: October 27-28, 2018 and November 3-4, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can and should vote by mail now or if you do not have a vote by mail ballot, go to San Francisco City Hall, Registrar’s office on the Van Ness side, basement, and vote by mail right there and immediately sign up to be a permanent vote by mail voter so you can vote in the comfort of your home within 30 days of election day.

The consequences of losing either of these propositions will mean more devastating homelessness, with our sidewalks becoming wall to wall homeless camps with no sanitation, the same as in the poorest countries in the world. California has the 6th largest economy in the world and we produce the most food of any state in the country. California has 663,000 millionaire households including 124 billionaires. San Francisco has 147,400 millionaires and 26 billionaires. There is no excuse for any poverty or any homelessness in California or in San Francisco. Get out there and vote Yes on 10 and Yes on C now!