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Paul Wellman

May Day Activists March Against High Rents

Afternoon Rains Likely Affected Turnout


Despite the rain, several dozen community members made their way to De la Guerra Plaza Tuesday evening for the May Day March organized by the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE). This year’s theme was housing justice. The group marched through the Farmers Market and Paseo Nuevo with signs reading “Fair Rents” and “Tenants’ Rights are Human Rights,” drawing attention to Santa Barbara’s notoriously high rents.

Staying focused on the high cost of housing, gentrification, and deportations in Santa Barbara, dozens of May Day activists hit the streets last week despite the rain.

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