“Plain folks” in ads warn against rent control – but a corporate-funded campaign by the real estate industry raises pay-to-play questions.
The real estate industry is a powerhouse opponent of rent control in California politics. But tenant activists are upping their electoral game.
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Long a community with little clout, the state’s renters won a victory with national implications.
Even in defeat, tenant advocates say their campaign brought new organizing energy and new allies who will help with upcoming battles to strengthen renter protections.
Capital & Main reporter Jessica Goodheart discusses the findings of our Proposition 10 stories, linking Wall Street to the campaign to defeat the rent-control ballot initiative.
Co-published by The American Prospect
Topping the list of corporate anti-rent control donors are some of the country’s largest landlords — many funded by Wall Street investment dollars — whose bottom lines could be negatively affected by Prop. 10’s passage.
Co-Published by The Guardian and MapLight
Blackstone is quietly funneling investors’ money into its campaign against Proposition 10.