An open letter to State Governors & Legislatures

Immediately impose a legislative moratorium on evictions & a rent freeze

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I urge you to immediately act to impose a legislative moratorium on evictions and a freeze on rent increases until, at least, one year after the lifting of the COVID–19 public health emergency declaration. Not only is it immoral and unjust to evict Americans during the worst financial crisis this country has faced since the Great Depression, throwing families out onto the streets during a pandemic is disastrous for public health. SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, is an infectious disease. Forcing families out of their homes doesn't just increase the odds that they will be exposed to SARS-CoV-2, it increases the odds that they will transmit SARS-CoV-2 to others in our community. We must do everything we can to drive the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 down and stop the explosion in COVID-19 cases that is causing suffering and death on an unimaginable scale in our country. In this infectious disease pandemic, making anyone less safe makes us all less safe. As a voter, I will support electeds who do everything they can to safeguard me, my family, and my community during this pandemic.

First sent on July 23, 2020 by @mattbc

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