Tenants Together announced a Renters Day of Action for Feb. 18, at the Capitol Building, North Steps in Sacramento. The march begins at 10 a.m. and the rally at 11 a.m. Here is a partial announcement. Click on the link to get the full announcement.
Frustrated with surging rents and evictions, California renters will take to Sacramento for a Renters Day of Action on February 18, 2014. The event is being organized by Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights. Hundreds of renters are expected to take to the Capitol for the Renters Day of Action.
There are over 15 million tenants in California, according to Census data. Most are low and middle income and struggling for daily survival. Rents have soared, as have evictions by speculators. Meanwhile, basic safety net programs like the renters’ rebate have been slashed to the detriment of tenants statewide.
The Day of Action is organized around three specific demands:
· Stop Ellis Act evictions by real estate speculators
· Pass SB 391 (DeSaulnier) to build desperately needed affordable rental housing
· Reinstate the renters’ rebate for low-income, senior and disabled renters