Already, after just a week of registration, more than 100 of you are signed up for Lobby Days, from legislative districts all over California. That’s the kind of power we need to show elected officials that we’re serious about getting everyone a safe, stable home.
This week kicks off the first of three English-language trainings for Lobby Days, starting with Virtual Lobby Visits 101 on Wednesday. We’ll follow with a training on RUN’s policy priorities next Wednesday. Then we’ll put it all together at the last RUN member training on 2/24. Those three trainings will be in English without interpretation, and we’ll hold a training in Spanish on 2/18.
If you’re a RUN member, get registered to receive links for these trainings, which will be set up especially for people who live in affordable housing, who are or have been unhoused, or who are struggling with housing in California. A reminder: you do not need to donate any money to attend Lobby Days, which are virtual and FREE.
If that doesn’t describe you - maybe you’re a homeowner or a staff member at a housing nonprofit - we welcome you at Lobby Days, too! Just register at the same link, and then we’ll send you more information about our “ally” training on March 4, which is the only training you’ll need to attend.
Register today here, and then we’ll see you at a training!
Take good care,
- We will NOT have a regular Community Care call this Wednesday at 1pm. Instead, we’ll hold the first of three trainings for RUN members for Lobby Day in English at that time, on a different Zoom link. To get the link to that training, please register for Lobby Day. We will have Training #2 and #3 for RUN members in English next week (2/17) and the week after (2/24), then we’ll return to regular Community Care calls on March 3. Our Spanish-language training will be Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10am; to get the link, please register for Lobby Day.
- A crop of new City Council members in San Diego are talking about taking more aggressive action on the housing crisis, including fining landlords who don’t fill their empty homes, creating a city rent registry, establishing more community land trusts, and requiring landlords to accept tenants with pets. New mayor, new year?
- RUN members already know: bad things happen when you get evicted. Here’s an LA Times article about the toll eviction could take on California renters, even after the Governor’s eviction deal that passed the legislature last week.