Last month over 40 cities took to the streets to demand that rents and mortgages be cancelled. In every region of the country, while adhering to social distancing guidelines, protesters gathered on April 25 to say that the patchwork of city and state moratoriums on evictions are not enough to save people's homes! And to demand a national cancellation of all rents, mortgages for homeowners, small landlords and small business, for the duration of the pandemic.
On Saturday, May 30 car protests are once again being organized in NJ and across the country. Visit CancelTheRents.org to register or find an event in your city!
As a result of the economic crisis, at least 30 percent of renters were unable to pay their rent on April 1st. No one should lose their housing for any reason in this crisis! The rents and mortgages (including for small businesses) must be cancelled!
A short-term suspension of evictions is not enough, and the meager rescue stimulus payments the government provided must be for food, medicine and other essential needs.
It can be done! We can win this!
Since the start of the pandemic in the United States, the federal government and the Federal Reserve have pumped at least 5 trillion dollars into the big banks and the largest corporations. Only $249 billion was allocated for unemployment funding. This massive gift to the banks — the 1% at the top, compared to the 160 million U.S. workers — is 20 times the amount allotted for the unemployed. The money is there, it is simply a question of whether it is used to bail out Wall Street or to protect the homes of poor and working people. This wealth and the vast number of vacant housing units can be used to provide shelter for the homeless as well.
Join the thousands of people who will once again take action on Saturday, May 30 to demand: Cancel the rents and mortgages! Make the banks pay!
Below is an initial list of cities where car protests are being organized. Many more cities will be added in the coming days!
San Francisco, CA
New York City, NY
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
Cedar City, UT
Visit CancelTheRents.org to find cities event details as they're released!
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