We all know the cost of housing and precarity of shelter is an existential threat facing Los Angeles, and one that is quickly defining every local election. It wasn’t climate justice candidate Loraine Lundquist’s positions on the environment that cost her the election to City Council this Summer, but her opponent John Lee’s anti-homeless fear-mongering. Meanwhile, tenant protections keep getting killed by our Democratic-majority legislature, with their votes bought by the all-powerful real estate industry. It's time we elect some tenant champions, and it all starts with the chapter's candidate questionnaire process! During our next meeting this Thursday 11/7, we'll spend half of our time with the Electoral Politics Committee going over the completed questionnaires from Nithya Raman (CD4), Fatima Iqbal-Zubair (AD64), and Jamie Tijerina (CD14). The Electoral Politics Committee will be voting at its Tuesday, 11/12 meeting on which candidates, if any, to recommend to the chapter for endorsement. After that, any recommended candidates will go to a chapter-wide vote. But first, we have the opportunity to offer our perspective and assess how these candidates fare on housing policy.
We'll also spend some time talking about our upcoming town hall on Bernie's housing plan (save the date for Thursday, Nov. 14!), and vote on whether to endorse the Rental Affordability Act — aka Prop 10 2.0. Click here to read the agenda.
- November 07, 2019 at 7pm to 9pm
United Teachers Los Angeles - Room 816
3303 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Housing & Homelessness