Congress drops the ball: Organize with Rent Strike!
Updated: Aug 15, 2020
Senate bails on relief package - renters have to take up the fight!
It's been three weeks since the $600 unemployment expansion ran out. More than 30 million Americans are out of work, struggling to pay the bills, and left with nothing to fall back on.
And now, the Senate has abandoned negotiations. After weeks of gridlock, they’ve taken recess with no relief package in sight. They aren’t expected to return until September 14th - two weeks after the rent is due. We could be headed for skyrocketing evictions and a devastating surge in homelessness as soon as a month from now.
The vast majority of state eviction moratoriums have expired. Eviction filings have already begun to sweep the South and parts of the Midwest. Trump’s executive order to extend the limited federal moratorium and continue unemployment at $400 is unlikely to be implemented, and furthermore is not nearly enough to help the 30 million renters expected to face eviction by the end of September.
If help isn’t coming, we have to take matters into our own hands.
Join us on Friday, August 21 at 8:30pm EST/7:30 CST/5:30 PST for our Rent Strike 2020 National Organizing Call. Join forces with tenants across the country who are organizing in their buildings, forming tenant unions, and taking on their landlords to demand relief!
We urgently need to strategize. Let's discuss how we can step up the fight to #CancelRent and stop evictions in their tracks.