FRIDAY 8/21: RS2020 Organizing Call!
Join us Friday, August 21st on Zoom for our National Rent Strike 2020 Organizing Call!
8:30pm EST | 7:30 CST | 5:30 PST
Six months into the pandemic in the US, the crisis facing working people is far from over. COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket. 172,000 people have died of the virus. Critical unemployment benefits have run out, and eviction moratoriums in most parts of the country have expired. Thirty million renters are at risk of eviction by the end of September.
The prospect of an “avalanche of evictions” is terrifying for those of us who have fought to keep our heads above water throughout this pandemic. Tens of millions have lost jobs. Families are struggling to find and keep work, juggling bills and payments, and worrying about sending their children back to school - all while stalked by the threat of homelessness.
The renter fightback is just getting started. Instead of waiting for politicians who we know are beholden to corporate and real estate interests, Rent Strike 2020 is helping renters get organized! We are forming tenant unions, demanding relief from corporate landlords, and campaigning in our cities to stop evictions!
It's not too late to get organized - but if we are going to be successful, we need to join forces with our fellow renters! Connect with tenants across the country waging collective struggles alongside their neighbors, learn from victories that have been won, and discuss how we can carry the Rent Strike 2020 movement forward.