(Santa Clara County) Today, the Affordable Housing campaign announced the official launch of the YES on A for Affordable Housing Campaign. After the official ballot measure designation by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters (Measure A), the campaign went live with a full campaign website and more than 100 endorsers on Monday.
More than 60 elected officials have endorsed the measure, spanning City leaders representing more than 1.85 million constituents around the County, including San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Campbell Mayor Jason Baker, Mountain View Mayor Pat Showalter, Los Altos Mayor Jeannie Bruins, and Morgan Hill Mayor Steve Tate; members of the Water, School Board, and other special Districts; and State and Federal leaders, including Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Assemblymember Evan Low, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, and Congressman Mike Honda.
A broad and diverse coalition of organizations have also endorsed the measure, including the League of Women Voters, who announced their supportof the measure earlier this month, Veterans Voices of Santa Clara County, the Health Trust, The Sobrato Organization, Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County Senior Care Commission, Silicon Valley Foundation, faith leaders from around the County, and many more. (For a full list of endorsers click here.)
“We’re pleased to recognize the great strength in support for and around this important measure to bring more affordable housing to Santa Clara County,” said Betty Duong, A for Affordable Housing Campaign Manager. “We’re even more excited about kicking off efforts to get out and talk to voters about the affordable housing solutions this measure will bring for our community’s housing needs.”
Multiple polls have shown affordable housing to be a top priority for voters this year. In Santa Clara County, polling conducted by EMC Research in April 2016 found that voters identified housing and homelessness as the most important problems facing Santa Clara County. Nationwide, polling from Ipsos Public Affairs in July 2016 demonstrated that voters are ready for action on affordable housing – with more than 3 out of every 4 voters more likely to support a candidate who made affordable housing a priority in government.
About Measure A
Measure A is the affordable housing bond measure appearing on Santa Clara County voters’ November ballot to provide affordable housing opportunities across Santa Clara County for hardworking families and our most vulnerable communities. The measure was referred by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in June to allow the community to address what voters have identified as their highest priority issue.
Measure A will create and maintain affordable homes for thousands of our most vulnerable community members, including our veterans, seniors, homeless children, and low-income and working families.
For more about the measure, please visit: www.YesonAffordableHousing.org