HHR: Victory!—SB 50 Shelved! Press Telecon, 2:00 pm PT Today May 16th

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HHR: Victory!—SB 50 Shelved!

Press Telecon, 2:00 pm PT Today May 16th

 

Housing justice advocates to offer comment and cheer news that the deeply flawed California housing bill known as SB 50 has been shelved by its author earlier today in Sacramento.

 

At Sen. Wiener’s direction, the legislation became a two-year bill today—meaning that it will NOT advance any further in this legislative cycle. Move allows the Senator to work on it the rest of this year, but the shelved bill would need to be passed by the Senate by January 31, 2020.

 

LOS ANGELES (May 16, 2019) Housing justice advocates will host a PRESS TELECONFERENCE  at 2:00 pm Pacific Time today—Thursday, May 16th—to offer comment and cheer the news that California SB 50—a deeply flawed housing bill intended to address the state’s housing crisis—has been essentially shelved by its author, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco, 11th Senate District) when he made the legislation a two-year bill earlier today in Sacramento.

 

The move allows the Senator to work on the bill the rest of this year, but the shelved bill would need to be passed by the Senate by January 31, 2020.

 

WHAT:      PRESS TELECONFERENCE

Housing justice advocates from Housing Is A Human Right, Coalition to Preserve to LA and AHF to cheer news and offer comment on shelving of SB 50 in Sacramento this morning; also comment on California’s housing crisis

 

WHEN:           TODAY! THURSDAY, May 16th   2019—-2:00 PM Pacific Time  

 

Teleconference Dial in information: +1.877.411.9748 participant code #7134323

 

WHO:             Michael Weinstein, Ballot Measure Proponent & President of AHF

René Moya, Director, Housing Is A Human Right

Jill Stewart, Director, Coalition to Preserve LA

Susan Hunter, Los Angeles Tenants Union

Other speakers TBD

 

CONTACTS:    Ged Kenslea, AHF Sr. Dir. of Communications (323) 791-5526 cell

 

About
Housing Is A Human Right, based in Los Angeles, is the housing advocacy division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation—the world’s largest HIV/AIDS medical-care organization, serving more than one million people in 43 countries. Throughout the U.S., AHF patients have been negatively impacted by rising housing costs and gentrification, which threaten their health. HHR advocates for stronger tenants protections, fights gentrification, and advances progressive housing policies.

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