Protect Americans From Homelessness During a Deadly Pandemic

Target: Mitch McConnell, United States Senate Majority Leader

Goal: Extend emergency rulings on evictions to protect Americans from homelessness.

Millions of Americans will face possible homelessness as early as December 31 if additional measures are not taken by the federal government. The next move on legislation to extend emergency stoppage of evictions– proposed as a relief measure to combat the economic struggles caused by the coronavirus pandemic–  is in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Many analysts suggest that there are political motives in play regarding the decision to pass additional coronavirus relief measures. There will be Senate runoff elections in Georgia on January 5 that will ultimately determine which party controls the Senate. This means that both the Republicans and Democrats are looking to appeal to voters. What they will do in order to make themselves the appealing party is unknown. However, what is clear is that Americans need protection from eviction at a time when paying rent is more difficult than ever for so many people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Provisions that were provided in response to coronavirus will end on December 31, if they are not extended. Several million people were depending on the temporary relief provided by stricter eviction laws in response to the pandemic and could face eviction from their homes if the eviction rules are relaxed back to their normal status.

The nation is battling not only a deadly virus, but also the economic effects that have resulted because of it. Sign this petition to urge Senator Mitch McConnell to support the bipartisan push to help Americans face the pandemic, which is far from over, with a roof over their heads.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator McConnell,

Millions of Americans will face homelessness if the stricter eviction rules are not extended at a federal level. Earlier this year, Americans breathed a sigh of relief when the possibility of eviction was addressed by the coronavirus stimulus package. However, they again hold their breath as they wonder if they can make ends meet and if they will have a roof over their heads for the holidays and the new year, when these temporary relief measures are scheduled to expire.

The coronavirus continues to ravage the United States. Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are rising and public health experts are bracing for a spike in cases as a result of Thanksgiving celebrations. While the virus itself is deadly, so, too, are its effects.

This virus is still affecting us. The nation continues to need help. I urge you to support the extension of eviction protection for Americans.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Alex Proimos




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One Comment

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    YES, AND THIS IS ALL BECAUSE OF STUPID NANCY PELOSI AND HER TDS!
    Now that she THINKS Biden will be president (he won’t), she is agreeable to a stimulus package – SHE is more responsible for homelessness than McConnell!
    “Many analysts suggest that there are political motives in play regarding the decision to pass additional coronavirus relief measures.” Gee, do ya think?

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