Tech Workers Speak Out in Support of Prop C!
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Today, the tech workers of San Francisco are holding a rally today to voice their support for Prop C! Tech workers who see the insane wealth disparity in our city, and the suffering happening on our streets every day, and believe in doing something about it.
Via – Tech Workers for Prop C
Where: Chamber of Commerce, 235 Montgomery St
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Sam Heft-Luthy, a product manager at a company affected by the measure, also expressed concern at corporations and big businesses putting profit margins over people.
“The goal of Prop C isn’t to drive business away, but rather to say that investing in San Francisco means investing in the whole city — and that includes not just affluent tech workers, but also our most vulnerable residents. Major companies should feel proud that the cost of doing business here includes helping to really, meaningfully, address the homelessness crisis,” said Sam Heft-Luthy. “Any corporate representatives putting resources forward to stop this measure should take a moment to reflect on what you’re doing. Think about how you’re coming across and whether this is the fight you really want to have.”
Prop C takes a multifaceted approach with a major focus on housing and shelter. It would create 4,000 units of supportive housing and 1,000 shelter beds, effectively ending our city’s wait list for shelter. New mental health and substance abuse treatment services will help to stabilize thousands of people. New bathrooms and drop-in hygiene services will clean up our streets will help clean up our streets, and rental assistance programs will prevent 7,000 people from ever having to experience homeless.
“If we’re going to meaningfully address homelessness, we must spend money on building more housing,” said Darby Thomas, a product designer in San Francisco. “San Francisco has more than 7,500 homeless people but about 2,300 shelter beds — less than one for every three needed. The majority of our current homeless budget supports permanent housing keeping people off the streets, but we just don’t have the resources we need.”
Today’s rally and press conference will happen in front of the Chamber of Commerce