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Current Endorsements

Election Endorsements

Spring 2022 Election Guide

Our Spring 2022 Election Guide endorses Matt Haney in the Special Election for State Assembly District 17 on April 19, 2022, and various candidates for the California State Legislature for the June Primary Election.

Legislative Endorsements

California Legislature

Our endorsements for bills in the California state legislature in 2022 are coming soon.

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About Endorsements

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.

Ballot vs. Legislative

In local, state, and federal elections we make ballot 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.

Past Endorsements

  • January: California State Democratic Party
  • September: California Gubernatorial Recall Election

November: San Francisco local offices and ballot measures

  • November California state ballot measures, San Francisco ballot measures and offices
  • June: San Francisco local offices, ballot measures, and regional ballot measures


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