Monday, March 10, 2008

The March 15 Progressive Reading

Announcing: The March 15 Progressive Reading
A Special Benefit To Save Rent Control In San Francisco

When: Saturday, March 15, 7pm
Where: The Makeout Room – 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco
Price: $10 - $20 sliding scale ($5 if you make less than 25K)



Amy Tan author of Saving Fish From Drowning and The Joy Luck Club
Jerry Stahl author of Love Without and Permanent Midnight
Justin Chin author of Gutted
Bucky Sinister author of What Happens In Narnia Stays In Narnia
Peter Plate author of Snitch Factory
Rabih Alameddine author of I, The Divine

Hosted by Stephen Elliott

We strongly recommend getting tickets in advance as these events sometimes sellout. Advance tickets get priority seating. Purchase tickets in advance by sending $20 per person through Paypal to If you can't afford $20 but want to buy advance tickets send me an email.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

NPR and the SF Tenants Union

Michael Krazny at KQED did a whole show on rent control recently. Take a listen while you read below...

Straight from the San Francisco Tenants Union website:

Save Rent Control!

Learn About Prop 98 & How You Can Help Defeat The Rent Control Repeal Measure On The June Ballot

Citywide Tenants Convention
Saturday, March 15, 1 PM, Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Tenants from across the city will be coming together on March 15, 1 PM at the Main Library, Koret Auditorium to learn about Prop 98 and to get plugged into the campaign against Prop 98. If you want to save rent control, please come--we need your help!

June Election: Save Rent Control!

Vote NO on 98 to Save Rent Control!

Proposition 98 on the June ballot is disguised as a measure to reform eminent domain laws. The measure's real target, though, is rent control. It would repeal and ban any rent control, as well as other measures promoting affordable housing such as inclusionary affordable housing laws. The competing measure to save rent control—Proposition 99—lets voters choose real eminent domain reform, without any hidden agenda like rent control repeal. Proposition 99 also takes the eminent domain reform issue away from right-wing groups, which have been trying to use the eminent domain reform issue as a mask to attack consumer and environmental regulations. Plus Prop 99 has a poison pill, invalidating the rent control repeal measure is 98 wins.

Click here to get to the SF Tenants Union homepage for more information.