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LANDLORD DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN: TRADITIONAL MEANS OF OPERATION

The New Republic Article Reveals to All What for Us, Sadly, Has Been Our Long Experience in Tenants' Rights Dear Tenants and Friends,  A recent article from The New Republic (click link below) should prove interesting reading. As it reports, we too, have seen disinformation practiced by the landlord lobby on a large scale as one of the most effective ways the landlord/real estate lobby wages war on rent control and affordable housing, wins city councils votes, and fools the public.  The New Republic describes in detail the Landlord/Real Estate/Corporate lobby's harmful disinformation campaigns used to trump tenants (pun intended) in order to achieve their ends.  It notes that this practice takes place all over, not just in California, the main subject of the article.        While it all sounds Trump-like Fake News, such as specious arguments, slanted figures, bogus studies - - this form of persuasion, media influence, education, or lobbying efforts, call it what you will, has been practiced for years by the real estate people as we have witnessed it.  Not conspiracy theory, just private interests battling for their common interest: profits.  Numerous examples abound. To cite on example HERE IN DC: landlords wrote a very anti-tenant bill as a substitute for a reform bill tenant advocates and the city council chair of the then relevant committee developed; landlords wrote their own version, claiming it was a better bill for tenants, even sending letters and flyers "telling" how it is was supposedly a better bill for tenants, compounding lie upon lie.  Of course, It would have spelled great harm for tenants, as you can well guess.If you want to google it, the battle involved then Councilmember Ambrose (D- Ward 6) and then Mayor Anthony Williams against  Councilmember Jim Graham) on the Rent Control Reform Act.  WE ASK YOU TO KINDLY SHARE THIS EMAIL!  The Deceptive, Shameful, Lucratively Funded War Against Rent Control

The Deceptive, Shameful, Lucratively Funded War Against Rent Control In California and across the country, landlord groups are waging a disinformation campaign to squash efforts to ...

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