COVID-19 has disrupted our lives unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes. Thousands, if not millions of people will not pay their rent until this crisis is over. We are banding together: folks who cannot pay and those who will join them in solidarity. We refuse to pay for the right to live. Many will have to choose between rent and food, and many won’t have enough for either. We will not sacrifice our lives to keep the market afloat, or to fill the pockets of real estate lenders and landlords.
We are in uncharted waters. We are waiting for government support but it may not come. This platform is here to bring as many people together in the #BayAreaRentStrike movement - knowing that there are real risks, but also knowing that we are many and we are in this together.
This is an invitation to join together and prioritize our lives and our communities over profit. Together, we can transform this moment of isolation into a moment of shared strength, support and compassion.
The last two weeks a radical right wing Supreme Court radically transformed American life in all the wrong ways across a broad array of issues: women's rights, environmental regulations, gun safety, immigrant rights, indigenous rights, housing, public health, and protecting people from police violence. The conservative majority made decisions to take away fundamental rights and in other cases the Court stripped away legislation and regulation that the overwhelming majority of Americans desire and demand. The Supreme Court fed every right wing ideological bent undermining their own legitimacy and with it, the foundations of our democratic republic. Our democracy does not consistently represen
The rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is appalling and we all must be in action whether through #bystanderintervention, #reporting, and/or #advocating for civil protections. #racialjustice #asianamerican #stophate #stopracism #stopaapihate #stopasianhate
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