We need your help!
Assemblymembers David Chiu and Tony Thurmond proposed a one-time, $1.3 billion investment of California’s budget surplus funds to address California’s housing affordability crisis. The deadline for the Legislature to pass the budget bill is rapidly approaching and budget negotiations are underway. To pass the budget bill, both houses of the Legislature must come together in agreement. Those weilding the most power are members of the Budget Conference Committee.
How you can help?
For the next few weeks up to June 15th we will be tweeting to key members of the Budget Conference Committee (Speaker Rendon, Asm. Nazarian and Asm. Phil Ting) asking them to invest $1.3 billion of the state’s budget surplus for affordable housing.
Below are tweets you can simply copy, paste and send.
@JerryBrownGov’s #MayRevise includes no new $ to address severe housing crisis. @Rendon63rd support Asm’s #CAbudget housing proposal.
@JerryBrownGov’s #MayRevise includes no new $ to address severe housing crisis. @Asm_Nazarian support Asm’s #CAbudget housing proposal.
@JerryBrownGov’s #MayRevise includes no new $ to address severe housing crisis. @PhilTing support Asm’s #CAbudget housing proposal
That’s all you have to do! Thanks for taking action beginning now through June 15, 2016 and for your support.
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Take Action! Be the Change! Build Louder!
Habitat LA’s mission is to build hope, lives and communities by building, renovating and repairing homes for people in need as well as uniting individuals around the importance of affordable housing. That is why we challenge government, faith communities, corporations and volunteers to raise their voices and pens along with their hammers to solve the housing crisis here in Los Angeles County and across the globe!
Join us in building a movement to eradicate poverty housing from our communities and neighborhoods and to realize our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Become an Advocacy Ambassador click here to take the next step in Building Louder.
What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is the effort to influence an outcome such as a policy decision, allocation of resources, or the passage of legislation. There is a lot we can do:
• Policymaker Outreach
• Public Education
• Policymaker Education
• Coalition Building
• Media Outreach
Why and How Habitat LA Advocates
Advocacy is vital to advance our mission through public policies, programs and funding. Habitat LA advocates public policy positions that accelerate progress toward decent, sustainable and affordable housing in addition to improving the quality of life for the economically challenged — families, seniors, veterans and individuals.
As a non-profit organization, Habitat LA does not endorse specific candidates or political parties. We support broad-based and practical policy solutions that stand the best chance of producing and preserving the largest number of affordable homes for people in LA County.
Non-Profit Lobbying: A Protected Right
Non-profit advocacy and lobbying are perfectly legal but don’t feel like you have to believe us. Read for yourself how the U.S. Constitution, Congress and the IRS have protected the rights of non-profits to engage in advocacy and legislative lobbying. For more information click Federal Law Protects Nonprofit Advocacy.
How You Can Help!
To advance its advocacy agenda, Habitat LA encourages its volunteers, donors, friends and supporters to contact their elected representatives to share the impact that safe, sustainable and affordable homes have on millions of Americans each year and urge responsible policies that will address the serious lack of affordable housing.
Become a Habitat LA Ambassador.
Raise your hammer and your voice to call attention about the need for safe, sustainable and affordable housing for all. Click here to sign up for periodic action alerts and important updates; invitations to advocacy events and opportunities to voice your support.