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There’s a fantastic measure on the ballot this November that, if passed, will house 4,000 homeless people in San Francisco. It’s called Proposition C and it will expand housing, eviction prevention, and mental health services for marginally housed people by taxing big business.

The folks at the Democratic Socialists of America and the Coalition on Homelessness have teamed up for this measure that will “house over 4,000 families, youth, and adults; provide intensive mental health and substance abuse services; prevent 7,000 households from homelessness through legal assistance and housing subsidies; and ensure that there are 1,075 new shelter beds and keep our streets clean by funding dignified bathrooms and showers.”

And the way they plan on doing it is extra incredible “If passed it would put .05% tax on any San Francisco based company that makes over $50 million a year. This would bring in a whopping $340 million, more than doubling the current amount spent on homelessness services and supportive housing.”

I break it all down in this article right here.

But these big business aren’t gonna wanna pay their fair share, so for this to pass, it’s gonna take more than just your vote.

See, even Danny Glover is down with it.

To mark the beginning of their field campaign, Yes on C is hosting a kick-off celebration this Saturday, the 25th. Speakers and canvass trainings will start at Dolores Park at 11:00AM, then volunteers will walk the Mission District, speaking with voters and dropping off literature. By helping out for a few hours this weekend you can actually help do some serious good.

RSVP for the event here and show up to get the word out about this transformative measure!

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

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