I pledge to:

  • Support the leadership and solutions of people most impacted by the 
    affordability and displacement crises, especially working-class 
    communities and communities of color.

  • Challenge people who are imposing solutions on working-class communities 
    and communities of color. I will call on them to follow communities’ 
    lead instead.

  • Fight alongside people facing displacement and eviction to stay 
    in their homes.

  • Fight for new housing that truly meets the needs and incomes of 
    working-class communities and communities of color, not accept vast 
    amounts of luxury and high-end housing as the solution.

  • Fight for the power and voice of working-class communities and 
    communities of color to win development and policies that stabilize 
    their communities.
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  • Benjamin Melançon
    signed 2018-12-20 00:45:04 -0500
  • Hannah Schleifer
    signed 2018-11-23 09:52:37 -0500
  • Nancy Marks
    signed 2018-10-22 18:03:55 -0400
  • Barbra Payne
    signed 2018-10-12 13:21:24 -0400
  • McMILLAN Gaither
    signed 2018-09-26 13:17:00 -0400
    Thank you for your continued leadership CLVU and partners!
  • John Walkey
    signed 2018-09-26 12:13:34 -0400
  • Stephen Revilak
    signed 2018-09-25 19:43:52 -0400
    I fully agree with and support your pledge, but after this weekend, I have deep reservations about supporting City Life/Vida Urbana. Saturday’s direct action was very distressing for me. I attended Yimbytown in search of strategies for fighting exclusionary zoning (i.e., the process whereby land use laws become tools for economic segregation — such that poor and working-class residents are confined to specific areas of a community, or kept out of that community altogether). Other attendees came with similar motiviations. For that effort in pursuit of economic justice, we’re greeted by 250 activists telling us how much we suck. Thank you for that.

    I reached out to CL/VU in an attempt to explain my reasons for attending Yimbytown. The response I received implied that (a) I was making nothing more than an old argument about supply and demand, and (b) I lacked an understanding of structural oppression. Exclusionary zoning isn’t a form of structural oppression? Wow. Just wow. I have no idea how to respond to that.

    The whole experience has left me hurt, disappointed, and sad.
  • Greg Pratt
    signed 2018-09-25 19:39:54 -0400
  • Milly Coogan
    signed 2018-09-25 17:58:59 -0400
    I pledge to fight my suburban neighbors who want to keep people out, not those who are just trying to stay in their communities.
  • Scott
    @scottsjackson84 tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-25 17:25:56 -0400
  • Scott Jackson
    signed 2018-09-25 17:25:12 -0400
  • Ben Feingersh
    signed 2018-09-25 15:14:43 -0400
  • Barbara Darling
    signed via 2018-09-25 15:04:20 -0400
  • David Mynott II
    signed 2018-09-25 13:56:02 -0400
    This is a People Power, the world’s new superpower!
  • Riordan Frost
    signed 2018-09-25 10:02:08 -0400
  • Liat Zavodivker
    signed 2018-09-25 00:02:33 -0400
    As someone who has seen the deep scars that displacement can leave in a community, I hope we can work together to fight it from happening.
  • Janne Flisrand
    signed 2018-09-24 23:19:25 -0400
    Thank you for fighting and for your work.
  • Charles Whitfield
    signed 2018-09-24 19:18:11 -0400
  • Holly Balcom
    signed via 2018-09-24 16:24:38 -0400
    A Portland YIMBY signing on.
  • Kyle Borland
    signed via 2018-09-24 15:56:48 -0400
  • Libby Lee-Egan
    @mmelibbington tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-24 15:52:08 -0400
    I signed the YIMBY pledge. We win when we work together http://www.justcauseboston.org/yimby_pledge?recruiter_id=39178
  • Libby Lee-Egan
    signed via 2018-09-24 15:50:52 -0400
    Let’s work together to get and keep people housed!
  • Alex Novet
    signed via 2018-09-24 14:44:30 -0400
  • Joe Rivano Barros
    signed via 2018-09-24 14:38:25 -0400
  • Rebecca Peacock
    signed 2018-09-24 14:33:57 -0400
  • Darrell Owens
    signed 2018-09-24 14:33:14 -0400
    As a Bay Area yimby, I support my Black people and other people’s in need as well, always.
  • Samuel Wohlforth
    signed 2018-09-24 14:20:16 -0400
  • Kieryn Darkwater
    signed 2018-09-24 14:07:26 -0400
  • Laura Loe
    signed 2018-09-24 13:56:37 -0400
  • Sam Moss
    signed 2018-09-24 13:46:58 -0400