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Vote No on Prop 21

We need real solutions, not the same poorly written initiative on the ballot year after year.
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Governor Newsom:
Vote No on Proposition 21

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. But Proposition 21, like Proposition 10 before it, runs the all-too-real risk of discouraging availability of affordable housing in our state."
Governor Gavin Newsom
Urges Californians to Vote No on Prop 21

Strongest Law in the Nation

"No one thought this could be done." That's what Governor Gavin Newsom said as he signed the strongest statewide rent control law in America just last year. Prop 21 reverses this progress and will make the housing crisis even worse.

Prop 21 repeals portions of California's rent law with no solution. It hurts renters and has no protections for seniors or veterans, and no plans to build affordable and middle class housing we need.

Affordable housing experts, veterans, and Gavin Newsom agree. Don't go backwards, California. Vote No on 21.

Californians Oppose Prop 21

"As a nurse, I see the devastating impact of COVID firsthand. And as a renter, I'm worried about my own future too. That's why Prop 21 is scary. Prop 21 will force rentals off the market. It has no plan to build affordable housing and 21 allows landlords to raise rents on the lowest income Californians by more than 15%, while doing nothing to prevent evictions. Let's not make a scary situation worse. No on Prop 21."
Lauren Saturnino
Nurse and Renter
"Proposition 21 would make it more difficult to build the affordable housing we need, and make it harder to enter the middle class through home ownership – the central pillar of the American Dream."
Diane Robertson
Homeowner
"My dad died when we were kids and my mom worked nights to support us. Now her health is failing and our family relies on her rental property to pay for her care. Prop 21 will be hard on our family."
Irma Vargas
Small Rental Property Owner
"Veterans oppose Prop 21 because it makes the housing crisis worse, with no plan to build affordable housing or help bring homeless vets off our streets. Stand with the men and women who actually wore our country’s uniform. Vote NO on 21.”
Michael Kerr
State Commander, Disabled American Veterans Dept. of California
“If Prop 21 passes, it’s not the corporate landlords that get hit – it’s small owners like us and our tenants. Most of us own a handful of units, and we don’t have the resources to stay afloat and navigate strict rent control laws...We work one-on-one with our tenants struggling with COVID-19 hardships. But if Prop 21 passes, small owners like us will get pushed out, and our properties either get taken off the rental market completely or get snapped up by the big corporate companies. This initiative won’t help families stay in their homes - vote No on Prop 21 this November.”
Carlos P.
Small Rental Property Owner
"[Prop 21] would make it harder to build new housing, and drive up rents in cities across California. Proposition 21 will hurt California renters and make it harder for those looking for housing to find a safe, affordable place to live.”
Pat Sabelhaus
Executive Director, California Council for Affordable Housing

California Senior Advocates League

California State Conference of the NAACP

California Chamber of Commerce

Get The Facts

Prop 21 Hurts Renters and Homeowners
It has no protections for seniors, veterans or the disabled, and it has no provisions to reduce rents. Prop 21 contains no provisions to build affordable housing, prevent evictions or deal with our homelessness crisis.
Proposition 21 Will Cost Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
That means state and local government will have reduced funding for education, firefighters, and other vital services.
60% of California Voters
Voters rejected an initiative just like Prop 21 in 2018. We need real solutions to our housing crisis, not the same poorly written initiative on the ballot year after year.

NEWS

Press Releases
No on Prop 21 Campaign Statement on Election Victory

Tom Bannon of Californians for Responsible Housing, the CEO of the California Apartment Association, issued the following statement on the results of the 2020 election showing the defeat of Proposition 21.  “Yet again California voters clearly understood the negative impacts Prop. 21 would have had on the availability of affordable housing in our state by […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paid for by No on Prop 21: Californians for Responsible Housing, a coalition of seniors, veterans, affordable housing advocates, labor & social justice organizations, sponsored by California Apartment Association. Committee Major Funding from Essex Property Trust and Affiliated Entities; Equity Residential; and AvalonBay Communities.
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