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Senator Leland Yee Acts to Prevent Evictions of Domestic Violence Victims

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Senator Leland Yee has just proposed Senate Bill 782, which would prevent landlords from evicting domestic violence victims for causing a “nuisance.” Here’s what today’s press conference at City Hall looked like:

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, Senator Leland Yee, Emily Murase, Executive Director of the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, San Francisco Supervisor Carmen Chu. Also on hand was Jessica Dayton of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence:


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Senator Yee’s bill is modeled after a new San Francisco ordinance promoted by Supervisor Chu and Kamala Harris last year and unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors in February. The presence today of Kelenia Olsen from the office of Assemblymember Fiona Ma and Noriko Shinzato from the office of Assemblymember Tom Ammiano indicates this bill should get a lot of support from the bay area delegation in Sacramento.

But the question of the day is whether statewide homeowners groups will oppose this law due to what they might perceive as a diminuation of property rights. 

We’ll see…

Senator Yee Introduces Bill to Prevent Unfair Evictions of Domestic Violence Victims. San Francisco Ordinance Spurs Statewide Legislation to Protect Victims
Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) today announced legislation to prevent landlords from unfairly evicting domestic violence victims.  Senate Bill 782 is modeled after a San Francisco ordinance authored by Supervisor Carmen Chu and sponsored by District Attorney Kamala Harris, which passed in February.
“It is unconscionable to force a domestic violence victim from their home,” said Yee.  “Evicting a survivor of domestic violence not only results in being re-victimized, but unfairly strains a family attempting to recover.  The possibility of eviction discourages women from coming forward to report incidents of domestic violence.  If a victim wants to stay in his or her home, they should be allowed that opportunity and should not face added pressures of moving or possible homelessness.”

More deets after the jump.


Meet Board of Education Candidate Emily Murase

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Well the election is almost here, so it’s time to meet San Francisco Board of Education Candidate Emily Murase. The scene below is from one of her recent events in the Sunset.

From another event on the same day, per San Francisco FYI Net:

“Emily Murase talked about addressing the enrollment crisis , closing the achievement gap and ensuring teacher retention and recruitment. Emily is obvious a planner, who researches her issues carefully and wants to help the school system. What a great way to meet a candidate (much more personable than the debate forums). Emily Murase’ house signs say “Kids, first, politics last”.

Emily Murase with supporter Amy Lauer and a youthful Obama fan at yet another house party meet and greet:

Emily has the endorsement of the San Francisco Examiner’s Education Examiner, Caroline Grannan as well as a gamut of local pols, including Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Senators Leland Yee and Carole Migden, Mayor Gavin Newsom, District Attorney Kamala Harris and Public Defender Jeff Adachi. 

See you on election day.