Please join us in standing with vulnerable workers by calling these officials and asking them to support this demand. Contact information for the relevant officials and a script you can use when talking to them are listed below.
- Governor Tony Evers –– Madison Office: (608) 266-1212 // Milwaukee Office: (414) 227-4344 // Online comment form
- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos — (608) 266-9171 // Online comment form
- Senate President Scott Fitzgerald –– (608) 266-5660 // Online comment form
- State Health Secretary Andrea Palm — 608-266-9622 // Email
Hi! My name is [NAME], and I’m calling from [LOCATION].
I’m calling to urge [Gov Evers /Speaker Vos / Senate President Fitzgerald / DHS Secretary-Designee Palm] to support an extension of Emergency Order #15, which places a temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures, until at least four months after the expiration of the “Safer at Home” order. Beyond that, I am also calling to request that the state take action to cancel all rent and mortgages for the duration of the pandemic and to express their support for Ilhan Omar’s Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act (H.R. 6515), which compensates landlords and lenders for their losses as a result of this cancellation of rent and mortgage payments.
Nearly half a million Wisconsinites have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Infections and deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise in our state. And social distancing must continue until we have adequate testing and contact-tracing resources. But even after the public-health emergency ends, thousands of Wisconsinites will be out of a job and/or unable to afford their rent or mortgage payments. This will only increase when the virus re-emerges in the Fall, requiring another period of social distancing.
Will [the Governor / Speaker/ Senate President / Secretary-Designee] commit to extending the moratorium on evictions until at least four months after the expiration of the “Safer at Home” order and support efforts to cancel or forgive missed rent and mortgage payments.