JOIN SOMA Pilipinas IN SUPPORTING A NEW VOTER INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE HOUSING TO FAMILIES FACING HOMELESSNESS,
DEVELOP FUNDING FOR THE ARTS,
AND SECURE THE CULTURE OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS,
PROTECTING OUR CITY'S VIBRANT AND EMERGING CULTURAL DISTRICTS --
INCLUDING SOMA Pilipinas!
SOMA Pilipinas is currently conducting a city-wide campaign to collect petition signatures for the June 2018 ballot. Our goal is 1,000 signatures by Feb. 5, 2018!
The proud history of arts and culture in San Francisco is an indelible part of the City's identity. However, due to pressures of gentrification and displacement, homelessness is on the rise -- and thousands of children and their families are without housing. In fact, one in 25 kids in San Francisco public schools is currently homeless. This is a crisis that SOMA Pilipinas needs your help addressing. The voter initiative only concerns allocation of funds -- no new taxation is proposed -- and would ensure that the proceeds from existing hotel taxes are made accessible to orgs serving homeless families and children, protecting the future of San Francisco.
The voter initiative also seeks to preserve and support the diverse cultural and artistic heritages of San Francisco. Pressured by skyrocketing real estate costs, San Francisco's artists, arts orgs, and culture bearers are being forced out in growing numbers, compromising the unique cultural fabric that's critical to the identity and social health of the City. Join SOMA Pilipinas in supporting this proposed ballot measure that would address these urgent needs via funds from existing hotel tax proceeds.
Want to help out? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Learn more about the official proposal here: