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  • Our letter to California officials, begging them to delay VMT
    We would like to thank you for your leadership and prompt and decisive action to protect our state and the county of Los Angeles from the COVID-19 pandemic. We applaud you for taking this threat seriously, and taking the necessary actions to prevent its rapid spread thereby reducing the impacts on our healthcare system, economy, and housing that are sure to come. It is in this spirit that we bring to your attention a regulation
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  • President of California Air Resources Board Posts Outrageous Tweet
    Yesterday, California Air Resources Board (CARB) President Mary Nichols posted an insensitive and tone-deaf Tweet, taking advantage of the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd to push her environmental agenda. This Tweet enraged many, for good reason, as it shows that she does not really understand the needs of communities of color.  While Black Lives Matter is a movement primarily about police brutality and that is the focus of their cause
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  • Amid Covid-19 Pandemic, Special Interest Group, The Two Hundred Target Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson With Change.org Petition for Affordable Housing Legislation
    SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In May 2020, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson has introduced a bill that will prove detrimental to affordable homeownership in the state of California. SB 950, authored by Senator Jackson, will strengthen the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a law that has been dangerously used as a tool to deny people of color access to homes in their communities. The Two Hundred, an assembly of veterans of the civil rights and social
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  • If Homeownership is the American Dream, Why Do We Mostly Build Rental Apartments?
    March 28, 2018 Read the full article at Urbanize Los Angeles Homeownership has long been considered a part of the American dream, and the government has spent decades developing laws to promote and incentivize it as a practice. As so many Californians are housing insecure during our current affordability crisis, ownership is a way to create stable, predictable household housing costs at all income levels. Homeownership provides the predictability of fixed housing costs. The most
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  • Why We Oppose SB 950
    Letter to California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson To Senator Jackson, Re: SB950 is the new redlining  Homeownership is called the American Dream. Why do you author legislation that denies this dream to families of color?  Do you hate us? We care for your children, we clean your homes, we mow your lawns, we wash your cars and care for your elderly parents. We do any and all of the jobs you don’t want to do
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