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We endorse candidates running for office, ballot propositions, and bills in the legislature.
What Are Endorsements?
Endorsements express our organization’s position, and guide our actions. When we endorse a candidate or ballot proposition, our volunteers canvas, phone bank, and text bank on its behalf. When we endorse a bill, members and volunteers call and write to their representatives to encourage them to vote our way.
Election vs. Legislative
In local, state, and federal elections we make election endorsements. These appear in our voter guides. In between elections, elected officials propose and vote on various laws. Legislative endorsements are our position on those laws.
Why They Matter
Endorsing and supporting candidates gets people who care about housing affordability to elected offices where they can make a difference. When elected officials see that we’re active during elections and engage with bills, they listen to us more. Getting elected officials to listen enables us to pass pro-housing policies.
How We Decide Our Endorsements
YIMBY Members shape the candidates we endorse and the positions we take on bills.
- November: California state offices, ballot measurse, local offices and ballot measures
- March: California state and local offices, ballot measures
- San Francisco
- SF Bay Area: Peninsula
- SF Bay Area: South Bay
- SF Bay Area: East Bay
- Santa Cruz