Hello amazing endorsers and coalition members!
First off, thank you for all of your enduring support for the Right to Rest Act. This legislative session is confusing and convoluted, and your faith in the positive impact of this bill makes the struggle worth it.
We face numerous obstacles such as a delayed bill number and committee assignment, as well as losing a couple co-sponsors from 2021. However, Rep. Chaichi (Chief Sponsor) and Rep. Pham (Co-Sponsor) continue to move this bill forward and advocate on our behalf.
These challenges speak to the amount of resistance this bill is facing in our state legislature. Our continued people power is necessary in order to counter all of the moneyed interests lobbying for this bill to fail. I also want to personally apologize for not giving as many updates during this legislative season – to be honest, we didn’t have a lot of updates until the last couple of weeks. However, I’m committed to more frequent updates and timely calls to action!
> Bill number: HB3501
> Committee Placement: Housing & Homelessness
> Committee Chair: Rep. Maxine Dexter
*We also have a website! Check it out: www.R2RAct.org*
Current Call to Action
We are calling for everyone to write to all members of the Housing and Homelessness Committee, especially the Chair and Vice Chairs, to request a fair and timely meeting.
You can find email templates and relevant contact information here!
Rep. Chaichi is also the chief sponsor of HB3503 This bill would repeal the state preemption on local rent controls thereby allowing individual municipalities to create even stronger rent controls ordinances!
>> They have a hearing for that bill this Thursday, you can watch here, register to testify at the hearing here, and submit testimony here!
Thanks again, and please reach out if you have any further questions!
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