Housing was a winning issue at the ballot box in the 2022 midterm elections. Voters overwhelmingly supported ballot measures to strengthen local tenant protections, dedicate resources to housing and homelessness programs, and facilitate affordable housing development. The momentum has continued in 2023, as voters across the country have approved a number of new housing resources in local elections. Join NLIHC’s Our Homes, Our Votes campaign for a two-part webinar series on Thursday, October 12, and Thursday, October 26, to learn more from the people who made these ballot measure victories possible.
The first webinar, “Housing is Built with Ballots: A Year of Ballot Measure Victories in Review,” will take place on Thursday, October 12, at 2:30 pm ET. The webinar will provide an overview of housing policy wins achieved at the ballot box in recent elections. A follow-up webinar will be held on Thursday, October 26, at 2:30 pm ET, and will delve deeper into effective organizing tactics for ballot measure campaigns. Click here to register for the webinars!
The first webinar (Thursday, 10/12) will feature:
- Abram Diaz, policy director, Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California
- Michael Daly, founder, East End YIMBY
- Tiffani McCoy, advocacy director, Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project (Seattle, Washington)
- Zach Martinez, legal counsel, Gary Community Ventures (Colorado)
The second webinar (Thursday, 10/26) will feature:
- Angelina Cornejo, campaign strategy coordinator, East Bay Housing Organizations
- Emily Martiniuk, resident leader, Residents United Network-Los Angeles
- Madeleine Hammerlund, housing campaign organizer, Our Future Starts at Home (Minnesota)
For more information about Our Homes, Our Votes, visit: https://www.ourhomes-ourvotes.org/