CA Rent Control Measure Qualifies Early for Nov. 2024 Ballot with Strong Coalition

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Justice for Renters Act easily qualifies for November ballot with more than 617,000 signatures verified

Zoom Press Teleconference: Thursday, July 27 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT


LOS ANGELES, CA (July 26 2023)  A broad and growing coalition of California renters, housing advocates, elected officials, and social justice organizations will host a ZOOM press teleconference on Thursday, July 27 at 12:00 pm (noon) PDT to announce the California Secretary of State’s office has certified the ‘Justice for Renters Act’ for the November 2024 ballot. The statewide initiative will remove California’s rent control ban and give local communities the right to stabilize rents and make apartments more affordable for low- and middle-income renters.


WHAT:             ZOOM Press Conference – Calif. ‘Justice for Renters’ Act ballot measure qualifies


WHEN:             Thursday, July 27 at 12:00 p.m. PDT


WHERE:            ZOOM LINK:



Hon. Tony Vasquez, California State Board of Equalization Member

Ada Briceno, Co-President, UNITE HERE Local 11

Hon. Ben Allen, California State Senator (time permitting)

Hon. Konstantin Anthony, Mayor, City of Burbank

Hon. Brian Tabatabai, Mayor Pro Tem, City of West Covina

Hon. Dan Kalb, Oakland City Councilmember (District 1)

Hon. Sue Himmelrich, former Mayor, City of Santa Monica

Hon. Cody Petterson, San Diego School Board Member

Hon. Soli Alpert, Berkeley Rent Board member

Ernie Powell, President, Social Security Works, California

Basil Kimbrew, Veterans Voices

Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Susie Shannon, Policy Director, Housing Is A Human Right (and Press Conf. Emcee)

Art Rodriguez, Organizing Director, Central Valley Empowerment Alliance & Vice Chair of Renters Council

Yesenia Miranda Meza, Pomona United for Stable Housing (PUSH)

Ryan Bell, Organizer, Pasadena Tenants Union

Mari Perez-Ruiz, Chair, California Renters’ Council

Esther Malkin, Founder, Monterey County Renters United

Denny Zane, Co-chair & Co-founder, Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights

Dorothy Reik, President, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains

Cliff Tasner, President, Southern California Americans for Democratic Action

Carlos Aguilar, Director of Organizing, Coalition for Economic Survival

Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America



Earlier this year, backers of the Justice for Renters Act submitted more than 810,000 signatures in support of the Justice for Renters Act. The Secretary of State’s office confirmed as of today (7/26), they had verified over 617,000 signatures—substantially more than the 546,651 valid California voter signatures required by its random sample count method to qualify the measure to go before voters in November 2024.


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