This Yes on Prop H campaign flyer sought to get voter attention by being styled like an advertisement for the medical cream Preparation H.
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YES on Proposition H
For Relief of Rental Pain
It Provides Immediate Relief: Your 1993 rent increase will be cut in half.
The recession shows no signs of ending. People’s incomes are falling behind expenses. Jobs are on the line. Proposition H won’t solve all our economic problems–but it means lower rents. Proposition H provides immediate and effective relief of swelling rents for our city’s residents.
It’s Simple & Effective:
Proposition H simply removes four words.
Chapter 37 Rent Control
“In no event, however, shall the allowable annual increase be less than 4% or greater than 7%” [“less than 4%” is crossed out]
Our rent law guarantees landlords a minimum 4% annual rent increase. But why should rents go up that much when the official inflation rate for housing is half that amount? Proposition H prevents automatic rent increases above inflation. Our city needs a rent law flexible enough to meet the economic realities of the ’90s.
Here’s Who Recommends it:
- The San Francisco Democratic Party
- Supervisor Roberta Achtenberg
- Supervisor Angela Alioto
- Supervisor Harry Britt
- Supervisor Jim Gonzales
- Supervisor Terence Hallinan
- Supervisor Carole Migden
- Board of Supervisors President, Kevin Shelley
- Assemblyman John Burton
- Richmond District Democratic Club
- Bernal Heights Democratic Club
- Urban League of San Francisco
- Coleman Advocates for Children
- Rev. Amos Brown
- Espanola Jackson
- Leland Yee, Board of Education
- Mabel Teng, Community College Board
- Calvin Welch
- T.J. Anthony, Lesbian & Gay Voters Project
- Marta Ames, Executive Director, the Women’s Building
- California Association of Older Americans
- Affordable Housing Alliance
- Chinatown Tenants Association
- Housing Committee at Old St. Mary’s
- San Francisco Tenants Union
- St. Peter’s Housing Committee
- Park Merced Residents Organization
- Golden Gateway Tenants Association
- Stonestown Tenants Association
- Jack McGoldrick, Rent Board Commissioner
- Denice Stephenson, Rent Board Commissioner
- Polly Marshall, Rent Board Commissioner
- San Francisco Gray Panthers
- Peace & Justice Committee, San Francisco Archdiocese
- Hotel & Restaurant Employees Union, Local 2
- SEIU Local 535
- San Francisco Tomorrow
- San Francisco Green Party
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
- Sue Bierman, Candidate for Supervisor
- Cleve Jones, Candidate for Supervisor
- Jose Medina, Candidate for Supervisor
Here’s Who Opposes It:
- The San Francisco Rebuplican Party
- The San Francisco Apartment Owners Association
- The San Francisco Board of Realtors
Like the Bush-Quayle campaign, our well-financed opposition will rely on falsehoods and scare tactics to maintain an unfair status quo. When you read our opponents’ mailings, ask yourself: On which side of Proposition H are the elected officials you vote for and the individuals, church, community, and neighborhood groups you trust? Our city and country have paid a steep price for allowing the wealthy’s high-priced media campaigns to defeat economic fairness. It’s time for a change.
“I’m not a doctor, but I play one in this flyer. There’s nothing better than Proposition H for fast, effective, and long lasting relief from rental pain.”
“Vote Yes on Proposition H! You’ll feel better immediately!”.
San Franciscans For Fair Rents. Robert Gordon, Treasurer ID #921688
126 Hyde St., San Francisco, CA 94102, (415)771-1928
Printed on 100% (Post-Consumer) Recycled Paper Using Soybean Based Inks