I am sending this to you today to make sure you are aware of a deceptive ballot measure on the June 3rd statewide ballot. Proposition 98 is a deceptive measure that a group of wealthy landlords spent millions to put on the ballot. These landlords want you to believe the measure is only about "eminent domain," but Prop. 98 is full of hidden provisions that would hurt all Californians.
• Prop. 98 attacks renters by eliminating renter protections and rent control.
• Prop. 98 guts important environmental protections like laws we need to combat global warming, and protect our land, air, water and coasts.
• Prop. 98 jeopardizes the quality of our drinking water and our ability to secure new water sources to protect our environment and fuel our economy.
• Prop. 98 will result in frivolous lawsuits, higher taxpayer costs, and hurt our economy.
That's why a broad coalition including AARP, League of Women Voters of California, the Coalition to Protect California Renters, Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League, Inc. (GSMOL), California Professional Firefighters, California Alliance for Retired Americans, California Teachers Association, California Police Chiefs Association, California Chamber of Commerce and dozens of others all oppose Prop. 98.
Many of these same groups are also supporting a real eminent domain reform on the June 3rd ballot. Proposition 99 is the straightforward solution we need to protect against eminent domain abuse. Prop. 99 prohibits government from using eminent domain to take a home to transfer to a private developer. Unlike the landlords' Prop. 98, Prop. 99 is eminent domain reform with NO HIDDEN AGENDAS.
Please be sure you have the facts and vote NO on 98 and Yes on 99 on June 3rd.
Visit www.no98yes99.com for more information.
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