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Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50
by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Saturday Apr 20th, 2019 4:56 PM
The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.
The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.

James Baldwin (1924-1987), an African American gay man, always spoke truth to power, in his speeches and in his many essays, poetry, plays and novels. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin

While Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was and remains the tallest tree in the forest and in memory, James Baldwin was part of the generation that was too young to be witchhunted by the anti-Communist US government as Paul Robeson was, but was part of the outspoken, fighting leadership of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The titles of his books resounded like trumpet calls to mobilize for the struggle: Go Tell It On The Mountain, The Fire Next Time, Blues for Mister Charlie, Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone.

The slick mailer has Baldwin’s quote from 1963, the height of the civil rights movement, that “San Francisco is engaging…in something called urban renewal, which means moving the Negroes out. It means Negro removal…” San Francisco has not changed one iota in racist poor people removal, which is what SB50 is all about. For more on SB50, see
https://stop-sb50.github.io/it-wipes-out-neighborhoods/
and
http://www.housinghumanright.org/

As the slick mailer states, SB50 would give greedy developers free rein to:
---Displace workingclass communities of color (as well as white workers, old and young)
--Build luxury towers without adequate affordable housing to address rising rents and homelessness.
--Ban cities from rejecting big residential luxury developments containing only a small number of affordable units.

Scott Weiner has always been a mouthpiece of the luxury housing real estate developers and is a proud representative of the Democratic Party, a capitalist, anti-labor, racist party, the same as the Republican Party. We have a supermajority Democratic state legislature since 1959 and a Democratic governor for 25 years since 1959 including now, yet Scott Wiener and the rest of the Democrats in the state legislature are refusing to raise the progressive income tax on the rich to pay for affordable housing for the workingclass, the 80% of Americans who sell our labor for less than $80,000 a year, the only way affordable housing can be built. California has 663,000 millionaire households including 124 billionaires.

San Francisco is now a homeless camp, a public health emergency by definition. The human waste everywhere guarantees that we will have a typhus and hepatitis epidemic soon. Affordable housing means everyone from those who have zero income to $80,000 a year income is guaranteed housing, and if they cannot pay the rent, it must be paid by the taxpayers. The City of San Francisco could take over the estimated 30,000 empty units by eminent domain and house the homeless in those units right now. We must demand NO MORE LUXURY HOUSING be built in San Francisco, and the State of California must pay for affordable housing for everyone.

The only two parties that support taxing the rich to pay for affordable housing for the workingclass are Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party. They are also the only 2 parties that never accept corporate funding. If you have had enough of Democrat Scott Wiener and his endless schemes such as SB50 to enrich the real estate industry, change your party registration today to Peace & Freedom or Green. You can register online at https://registertovote.ca.gov/
For more information, see:
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/
http://www.cagreens.org/
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