Alameda County Housing Bond Measure A1 Campaign
JOIN EBHO AS WE SAY “YES” TO MEASURE A1
Affordable housing is getting harder and harder to find. It’s too expensive and out of reach for many seniors, veterans, the disabled, low-income families and others most in need. While many working families now spend 50% or more of their income on housing, state and federal funding for affordable homes has decreased 89%. Experts estimate the current shortfall in Alameda County at over 60,000 affordable homes for very low-income families and a growing homeless population.
PART OF THE SOLUTION
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors put a $580 million Alameda County Housing Bond Measure A1 on the November Ballot. The Bond will help protect affordable housing options for renters and home owners with a focus on seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and so many others in the workforce living paycheck to paycheck and having longer and longer commutes to work. Service workers, childcare workers, teachers, electricians and so many others simply can’t find affordable housing.
To work with you to engage with residents in and out of affordable housing, throughout Alameda County to GET REGISTERED, GET INFORMED, and GET OUT THE VOTE!
1. Sign up to Volunteer with the Yes on A1 for Affordable Housing 2016 campaign to either:
A1 Campaign Headquarters
1918 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94612
Click here to sign up today!
2. Set up a presentation on the Alameda County Bond Measure A1
Would you like EBHO and the Alameda County Housing Bond Ambassadors to do a presentation with your organization?
Do you know other organizations that would like a presentation??
3. Become an Alameda County Housing Bond Measure A1 Ambassador
Do you live in Alameda County? Are you passionate about Housing Justice? If you said YES to both of these questions, you can be a Housing Bond Ambassador. Ambassadors are folks willing to give 5 to 20 minute presentations about the bond. If you have a congregation, civic group, resident association that you want to present to, we can prepare you for that. Don’t have a place to present? We will train you and set you up with opportunities.
For more information contact Najla@ebho.org
4. Voter Registration Efforts
Starting a Voter Registration Campaign online?
- · Guide to Voter Registration Drives
- Alameda County Registrar of Voters
- Alameda County Voter Registration Form Online
***Important information about registering formerly incarcerated people.***
Can a formerly incarcerated person register to vote and be eligible to vote?
· Yes. A formerly incarcerated person may register to vote and is eligible to vote in elections if he/she is not currently in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.
Can a person on probation register to vote and be eligible to vote?
· Yes. A person on probation may register to vote and is eligible to vote in elections.
IMPORTANT: If a person is currently in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and they register to vote this is a NEW felony offense.
Why we are voting YES ON A1
“YES” on Measure A1 flyers and printed materials in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Farsi, and Arabic.
Please visit the NPH Action Fund page , for campaign flyers, posters and official 2016 Yes on A1 materials.
“In general, regardless of how it measures its lobbying, a public charity can:
· Publicly endorse or oppose ballot measures;
· Contribute money to ballot measure campaigns;
· Host ballot measure campaign events at their offices; and
· Register people to vote and encourage them to vote for or against a ballot measure.
If you’re new to lobbying or ballot measures and have questions on how to persuade other staff or board members within your organization that this is important charitable work, you can make a free call to Alliance For Justice to discuss these rules in more detail!
Alliance for Justice’s phone number is 866-NPLOBBY.”