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Four Major Black Organizations in Los Angeles Area Say No to Prop 21

LA Metropolitan Alliance of Churches, Community Build, Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce, Greater LA African-American Chamber of Commerce Oppose Housing Freeze Measure  Four major Black organizations in the Los Angeles area today announced their opposition to Proposition 21, the statewide ballot measure they say will increase housing costs and limit the availability of affordable housing for […]

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Proposition 21 Backers’ Ads Rated “MISLEADING” in Media Fact Checks

Yes on 21’s Dishonest Ads Fail Scrutiny  Television advertisements by the proponents of Proposition 21 are being panned as “misleading” in fact checks by media organizations throughout the state.  Proposition 21 is the “housing freeze” measure opposed by Governor Newsom, labor, senior, veterans and affordable groups that has received more than $40 million in funding […]

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Three More California Newspapers: No on Prop 21

Desert Sun, Chico Enterprise-Record, LA Sentinel Join Nearly Every California Newspaper Editorial Board in Opposition to “Housing Freeze” Measure SACRAMENTO – Three more California newspapers, the Desert Sun, Chico Enterprise-Record and Los Angeles Sentinel, today editorialized against Proposition 21, the measure opponents say will worsen California’s housing crisis. The three publications join nearly every other […]

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More Than 100 Mayors, Supervisors, City Council Members Oppose Prop 21

Join Governor Newsom, Other Elected Officials in Opposing “Housing Freeze”  More than 100 elected officials from throughout California today announced their opposition to Proposition 21, the November measure that opponents say will reduce affordable housing in the state and require cuts in community services.  The comprehensive list of officials includes County Supervisors, Mayors, City Council […]

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La Opinión: ¡Vota no a la Proposición 21!

Nation’s Largest Spanish Language Newspaper Joins 23 Other Dailies in Opposing “Housing Freeze” La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish language newspaper and the second largest newspaper in Los Angeles, today urged its readers to vote No on Proposition 21, the measure that opponents say will worsen California’s housing crisis. “We reject Proposition 21 and call […]

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More Than 30 Central Valley Leaders Announce Opposition to Proposition 21

Mayors, County Supervisors, Groups Say Measure Will Worsen Region’s Affordable Housing Crisis SACRAMENTO – More than 30 elected officials and groups from throughout the Central Valley today announced their opposition to Proposition 21, the November measure that opponents say will reduce affordable housing in the region and could lead to cuts in community services. The […]

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Senator Richard Roth Announces Opposition to Proposition 21

Roth, a Democrat and retired Major General, Cites Impact on Affordable Housing for Veterans, Schools Funding State Senator and retired United States Air Force Major General Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), today announced his opposition to Proposition 21, the ballot measure on the November ballot that opponents say will worsen California’s housing crisis. Roth based his […]

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SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: VOTE NO ON PROP 21

Joins Nearly All of State’s Newspapers Editorializing Against “Housing Freeze” SACRAMENTO – The San Diego Union-Tribune today editorialized against Proposition 21, the “housing freeze” initiative, joining nearly all of the other state’s major newspaper editorial boards in opposing the measure. In an editorial titled, “No on Prop. 21: Expanding rent control will make California housing crisis worse,” […]

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NO ON PROP 21 RELEASES NEW AD FEATURING VETERAN BLASTING PROP 21’S DECEPTIVE AD

Californians for Responsible Housing today released a new, hard-hitting advertisement attacking a deceptive Yes on Proposition 21 television commercial that featured an actor posing as a veteran – an apparent violation of the state’s “Stolen Valor” law. Titled “Sickening,” the ad features Commander Michael Kerr of Fresno who served in the U.S. Army as a […]

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NO ON PROP 21 CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW TV AD

32 Year-Army Vet Notes Opposition of Veterans’ Groups to “Housing Freeze” Measure SACRAMENTO – Californians for Responsible Housing today released its second television commercial attacking Proposition 21, the “housing freeze” ballot measure opposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom and a broad coalition of senior, labor, and affordable housing groups. The 30-second ad features Col. Lou Carmona […]

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UC BERKELEY POLL: PROPOSITION 21 HAS ONLY 37% VOTER SUPPORT

SACRAMENTO – Proposition 21, the “housing freeze” measure opposed by Governor Newsom, labor unions, senior, and veterans, is supported by only 37 percent of the state’s voters, according to a poll released today by the University of California Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS). According to Mark DiCamillo, the institute’s poll director, told the Los Angeles […]

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VETERANS FILE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST YES ON 21 CAMPAIGN FOR BREAKING STATE LAW BY USING ACTOR TO IMPERSONATE WAR HERO IN POLITICAL AD

CALL ON ATTORNEY GENERAL BECERRA, SAN DIEGO & LA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS TO INVESTIGATE MICHAEL WEINSTEIN’S AHF FOR VIOLATING “STOLEN VALOR ACT” SACRAMENTO – Veterans today called upon Attorney General Xavier Becerra, San Diego County Attorney Summer Stephan, and Los Angeles County Attorney Jackie Lacey to investigate the Yes on 21 campaign for violating the state’s […]

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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE URGES READERS: NO ON PROP 21

Bay Area Newspaper Joins Nearly All State’s Daily Newspapers in Opposing “Housing Freeze”  SACRAMENTO – The San Francisco Chronicle today editorialized against Proposition 21, the “housing freeze” initiative, joining nearly all of the other state’s major newspaper editorial boards in opposing the measure. In an editorial titled, “Vote no on Prop. 21, a rent control […]

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Backers Of Proposition 21 Paying Trump Political Consultants to Peddle California Ballot Measure

AHF’s Filings with Secretary of State Show Payments to “Tea Party Rock Star” Maker  SACRAMENTO – An out-of-state political campaign firm specializing in media buying for right-wing clients, including President Donald Trump, is being paid by Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to promote Proposition 21, the anti-housing ballot measure, according to new filings with […]

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STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S OPPOSITION TO PROPOSITION 21, THE “HOUSING FREEZE” INITIATIVE

Governor Newsom today announced his opposition to Proposition 21, the housing freeze initiative on the November ballot. “In the past year, California has passed a historic version of statewide rent control – the nation’s strongest rent caps and renter protections in the nation – as well as short-term eviction relief,” Newsom said.  “But Proposition 21, like […]

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Backers Of Proposition 21 Paying Trump Political Consultants to Peddle California Ballot Measure

AHF’s Filings with Secretary of State Show Payments to “Tea Party Rock Star” Maker  SACRAMENTO – An out-of-state political campaign firm specializing in media buying for right-wing clients, including President Donald Trump, is being paid by Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to promote Proposition 21, the anti-housing ballot measure, according to new filings with […]

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No On 21 Campaign Releases First Television Ad: Prop 21 Turns the California Dream of Home Ownership Into A “NIGHTMARE”

Californians for Responsible Housing today released its first television advertisement that highlights the negative impacts of Proposition 21, the “housing freeze” ballot measure, on homeowners and property owners. Titled “California Dream,” the 30-second television advertisement features Al Wong, a Bay Area small property owner whose parents were immigrants from Hong Kong. Wong’s message: Proposition 21 […]

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Santa Rosa Press Democrat Joins California Newspapers Editorializing NO on Prop 21

Northern California Newspaper Joins Every Major State Daily in Opposing “Housing Freeze” The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, California’s largest newspaper between San Francisco and the Oregon border, today urged its readers to vote no on Proposition 21, the “housing freeze” statewide ballot measure. In an editorial headlined “No on 21: Rent control law won’t end […]

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Sacramento Bee, Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee, San Luis Obispo Tribune, Merced Sun-Star Urge Readers To Vote No On Proposition 21

Newspapers Had Endorsed Prop. 10 in 2018, But Flip on Prop. 21 McClatchy Newspapers, the publishers of the Sacramento Bee, Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee, San Luis Obispo Tribune, and Merced Sun-Star, today urged their readers to oppose Proposition 21. The editorials are significant, as the Sacramento Bee and San Luis Obispo Tribune supported a similar measure, Proposition 10, in 2018, and now […]

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Bakersfield Californian Editorializes: No on Prop 21

Kern County Newspaper Says It will “Aggravate” State’s Housing Shortage The Bakersfield Californian, Kern County’s leading newspaper, became the latest newspaper editorial board to urge readers to vote no on Proposition 21. In a Sunday editorial, the Californian noted “Proposition 21 is a watered-down version of a rent-control ballot measure Californians rejected in 2018 with […]

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Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, Central Valley Groups Oppose Proposition 21

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, joined by community groups from across the Central Valley, today announced their  opposition to Proposition 21, the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation that would undermine the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. “Prop 21 is the same bad idea the voters rejected in […]

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Bay Area News Group Editorializes: Vote No On 21

The Bay Area News Group, publishers of the San Jose Mercury News, the East Bay Times, and more than a dozen community newspapers and news websites with five million readers weekly, today became the latest editorial board to urge readers to vote no on Proposition 21. In an editorial headlined “More rent control won’t solve […]

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER GROUP EDITORIALIZES: VOTE NO ON 21

The 11-newspaper Southern California Newspaper Group today urged readers to vote no on Proposition 21. In an editorial headlined “Proposition 21 will make the housing crisis worse. Vote No,” the newspapers noted that the measure will hurt affordable housing construction, reduce property values, and will result in fewer rental properties available.  Prop. 21 “distorts, and […]

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Leading Senior Groups Announce Opposition to Proposition 21

Congress of California Seniors, California Senior Advocates League Urge “No” Vote The Congress of California Seniors and the California Seniors Advocates League, two of California’s leading senior citizen organizations, today announced their opposition to Proposition 21, the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that would undermine the strongest statewide […]

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Backers of Prop 21 Sued Over False Arguments in Ballot Argument

Opponents Cite Three “False and Misleading” Statements, Ask Court to Strike Opponents of Proposition 21 today filed suit today in Sacramento Superior Court seeking to strike and revise three different “false and misleading statements” made by the Yes on 21 campaign in its ballot statement. The suit, filed by Los Angeles Realtor Malcolm Bennett against […]

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Study: “Mom and Pop” Landlords Hard Hit by COVID-19 Crisis

Although much is being written by renters impacted by COVID19, there hasn’t been much attention paid to the “mom and pop” owners of the overwhelming majority of rental properties in California that are being hard-hit by COVID19 – the same property owners who will be adversely affected by Proposition 21, the November ballot measure that […]

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LAO: Proposition 21 Would Cost State, Localities “High Tens of Millions Per Year” in Lost Revenue, Result in Less Housing

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Proposition 21, the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that would undermine the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation, could result in “a potential reduction in state and local revenues in the high tens of millions of dollars per year over time,”according to the […]

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Affordable Housing Groups, Builders Announce Opposition to Proposition 21

Six leading California affordable housing builders and groups today announced their opposition to Proposition 21, the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that would undermine the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. The California Council for Affordable Housing, the California Housing Consortium, AMCAL, and the […]

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Proposition 21 Applies to Single-Family Homes

Several news reports on Prop 21 suggest that this year’s version of the measure that was overwhelmingly defeated by California voters two years ago has been “tweaked” to eliminate rent control on single-family homes. That’s what proponents are saying. One problem: it is not true. According to the language of the initiative, the exemption only […]

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Business Groups Announce Opposition to Proposition 21

SACRAMENTO – Twenty major and regional California business groups announced their opposition to Proposition 21, the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that would undermine the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. The groups say the measure would damage the state’s economy at a time […]

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Veterans Groups Announce Early Opposition to Weinstein’s Housing Freeze Ballot Measure

SACRAMENTO – Fourteen major California veterans groups today announced their opposition to the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Health Foundation that would repeal significant portions of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, and undermines the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. The groups include: American Legion, […]

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More Than 45 Labor Groups Announce Opposition to Weinstein “Housing Freeze” Ballot Initiative

SACRAMENTO, May 28, 2020 – More than 45 labor groups from throughout California today announced their opposition to a measure slated to appear on the November ballot that repeals significant portions of the state’s rental housing law (Costa Hawkins) and undermines the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. Labor opposition to […]

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Interested Party Memo: Quick Update on Weinstein’s “Housing Freeze” Initiative / Housing Trends

It’s been a few months that AIDS Healthcare Foundation qualified its ballot measure for the November ballot. Here’s an update of the state of the campaign and some housing trends affecting it. Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the only major contributor to the ballot measure. According to the California Secretary of State, this so-called […]

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Roaches and Bedbugs Oh My: Rent Control Ballot Measure Michael Weinstein’s “NonProfit” AIDS Health Foundation Being Sued by Tenants, Called a “Slumlord” by Residents of Property It Owns

Roaches. Bedbugs. “Slum-like” conditions. That’s what the Los Angeles Times found tenants complaining about when it did a deep dive into a property owned by Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Health Foundation, the “nonprofit” that plans another rent control measure for the November ballot. AHF, a de facto drug company that generates $1.4 billion per year in […]

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California AG Declares AIDS Healthcare Foundation “Delinquent”

Non-Profit Status Could Be Suspended for Not Filing Documents Required for Transparency SAN FRANCISCO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has labeled the AIDS Health Foundation “delinquent” in its nonprofit status after the group failed to file documents required to meet the requirements to claim charitable standing in the state. “Once again, it appears that […]

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State Building and Construction Trades Council of California Announces Opposition to “Housing Freeze” Initiative

Sacramento – The State Building and Construction Trades Council of California today announced its opposition to the “housing freeze” ballot initiative financed by anti-housing activist and businessman Michael Weinstein that has qualified for the November 2020 ballot. The initiative would repeal significant portions of the state’s rental housing laws and undermine the strongest statewide rent […]

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In Case You Missed It: AWOL In Sacramento, Housing Freeze Initiative Funder Weinstein Assails Legislative Democrats Work On Passing Landmark Anti-Renting Gouging Bill

At a press conference yesterday in Los Angeles, serial initiative filer Michael Weinstein blasted the work of California’s legislative Democrats in passing a landmark anti-rent gouging legislation that was signed into legislation by Governor Gavin Newsom. The law takes effect on January 1, 2020. “We have an overwhelming majority Democratic legislature and yet not a single, real […]

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