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Megaphone Protestor

Tacoma faces
an unprecedented
housing crisis.

Landlords hiked rents by 43% in Pierce County over the last five years and are evicting our neighbors at the highest rate in the state. Evictions and economic displacement hit communities of color hardest. Initiative #1 will stabilize housing for 100,000 Tacoma tenants, reducing homelessness and improving safety. It's backed by a coalition of unions, community & faith groups. Over 90% of the opposition's $365k is from outside Tacoma. These outside real estate interests are spreading lies about Initiative #1.

Tacoma voted the TENANT BILL
OF RIGHTS into law

 Require six months notice for all rent increases

End school year evictions of children for late rent

Cap excessive

and unfair fees

and deposits


assistance for rent hikes over 5%

End deadly cold weather evictions

for late rent

Ban rent hikes

when code

violations exist

Tacoma for All 

is continuing the

Movement for rights


On December 8th 2023, a new law regarding rental requirements for landlords and rental rights for tenants became effective in the City of Tacoma - the Tacoma Landlord Fairness Code.

This code provides tools for tenants across the city of Tacoma WA to fight for their rights within the civil systems available to us.


to endorse the Tenant Bill of Rights, as an individual or organization, click here


  • Pierce County Central Labor Council

  • Tacoma Pierce County Democratic Socialists of America

  • Service Employees International Union Local 775 

  • AFSCME State Council 28

  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 367

  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 3000

  • Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) Local 443

  • International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 751

  • Washington State Low Income Housing Alliance

  • Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

  • The Washington State Lived Experience Coalition

  • Tacoma Volunteer Outreach & Resources

  • Tacoma Fellowship of Reconciliation

  • Black Panther Party of Washington

  • Transit Riders Union of Washington

  • Tacoma Education Association

  • Party of Socialism & Liberation

  • Washington Poor People's Campaign

  • Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Tacoma

  • House of Matthew

  • AFSCME Local 120

  • In Your Corner Home Health Care

  • Freedom Road Socialist Organization

  • Mayor's Youth Commission

  • Freedom Socialist Party

  • The Conversation 253

  • Tacoma Tenants Union

  • Mattice Beauty Supply

  • Teamsters Local 117

  • Indivisible Tacoma

  • Oasis Youth Center

  • Parable

  • 350 Tacoma

  • Fernseed

  • Law Office of Beverly Allen

  • Institute For Black Justice

  • Eastside for All

  • Duggan Homes

  • Service Employees International Union 775

  • Democratic Socialists of America


  • Yasmin Trudeau, Senator, 27th Legislative District

  • April Sims, President, Washington State Labor Council

  • Nathe Lawver, Secretary-Treasurer, Pierce County Central Labor Council

  • Patty Rose, Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus, Pierce County Central Labor Council

  • Melanie Morgan, State Representative, 29th District

  • Chelsea McElroy, Director, Tacoma Public Schools Position 4

  • Rosie Ayala, Board Commissioner, Metro Parks Tacoma

  • Justin Camarata, Chair - 27th Legislative Dist Dems, Former Tacoma City Council Member, District 2

  • Chris Beale, Former Tacoma City Council Member, District 5

  • Shalom Agatrap - Pastor, First United Methodist Church

  • John Stroeh, Pastor, Peace Lutheran Church

  • Nate Bowling, Former Washington Teacher of the Year, Host, Nerd Farmer Podcast

  • Kaitlan Ohler, Director, Imagine Justice Project

  • Tafona Ervin, Executive Director, Foundation for Tacoma Students

  • Bill Hanawalt, Former Tacoma School Board Candidate

  • Danette Knudson, Director, College Success Foundation

  • Devin Rydel Kelly, Director of Research, Evaluation & Data, Foundation For Tacoma Students

  • Michael Whalen, Executive Board member of UFCW 367 and the Pierce County Central Labor Council

  • Kimi Ginn, Activist with Vibrant Schools

  • Amber Burch, Pierce County Analyst

  • Betsy Naymon, Housing Researcher

  • Beverly Allen, Founding Attorney, Owner - Law Office of Beverly Allen

  • Jamika Scott, City Council District 3 Candidate

  • Mattice Hoyt, Owner, Mattice Beauty Supply

  • Michael Williams, Teacher and Building Rep, Tacoma Education Association

  • Oneida Arnold, Retired Education & Conversation 253 V Team

  • Courtney Love, Director of State & Local Advocacy, Washington State Lived Experience Coalition

  • Jennifer Barfield, Association Representative, Tacoma Education Association

  • Jennifer Dawson-Miller, Professional Change Facilitator

  • Daniel Hasbun, Educator

  • Shandra Witke, Educator

  • Hannah-Clarke Gilmore, Real Estate Agent

  • Kimi Ginn, Community Activist, Vibrant Schools

  • Marlene Mansulla

  • John Corso

  • Devin Glaser, Staff Attorney, Tenant Law Center

  • Bobby Ocasio, Social Worker

  • Martin Gross

  • Emily Hernandez

  • Andra Kranzler, Directing Attorney, Tenant Law Center

  • Kimberly Flaherty

  • Tanja Ownbey

  • Ash Meer, Staff Attorney, Tacoma Pro Bono

  • Jim Williams, Ph.D, Retired Social Worker & Educator

  • Jordan Mondau

  • Carl Anderson

  • Catelynn Henion

  • ChaNell Marshall

  • Chelsea Smile

  • Daniel Woody - Shop Steward, WFSE 443

  • Gemini Gnull

  • Amy Peggram

  • Jeremy Irons

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