A Report from the Front Lines as Tenant Rights Groups Ramp Up for November Elections

Published : Friday, August 17, 2018 | 5:54 AM

The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) and the Pasadena Tenants Union will report on their collective campaign to gather support to get Proposition 10 on the November ballot, this Friday, August 17, at Pasadena’s Progressive Discussion Group at Du-Par’s Restaurant meeting room, from 9 to 10 a.m.

Proposition 10 is intended to repeal restrictions on local rent control under the Costa-Hawkins Act. It would also return to local governments the power to reasonably limit how much landlords can increase rents each year.

In support of the ACCE, the tenants union and Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) have been campaigning for signatures to get the proposition on the ballot.

The panel discussion will have Rene Christian Moya, the ACCE’s Housing Campaign Organizer, and Allison Henry from the PTU, who will talk about the progress of the campaign for Proposition 10.

Next month, the Progressive Discussion Group at Du-Par’s will have Estee Chandler, a Palestinian activist from Jewish Voice for Peace to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on September 7, and Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and a member of the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education to talk about the City of Pasadena and PUSD’s local sales tax proposal on September 21.

Dupar’s Restaurant is located at 214 S Lake Ave, Pasadena.

The Progressive Discussion Group is a Pasadena-based political thought incubator that meets the first and third Fridays of every month in the Du-Par’s back room to discuss a designated topic. Meetings are open to anyone wanting to attend. DuPar’s issues separate checks to attendees, so you can have coffee, breakfast, or just thoughtful discussion of progressive issues.

For more information, contact Dale L. Gronemeier at dlg@dgronemeier.com or (323) 254-6700.

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