After Biden and Congress initially allowed the CDC eviction moratorium to lapse at the end of June 2021, they were almost immediately forced – through massive public pressure – to put a new eviction moratorium back in place in early July through October 3rd, 2021.
Fast forward to August 27th, 2021 where an unelected body of just six Supreme Court Justices ruled in favor of wealthy landlords against working-class people and public health/safety to strike down the CDC eviction moratorium. According to the Associated Press, at least 15 million renters are at risk of getting evicted.
Of course, the Supreme Court’s natural defense was to pass the buck to Congress. The truth is, the entire system is guilty. From the Supreme Court, to Congress, to even the Governor, Mayor, and County + City officials in Milwaukee and Wisconsin, who have all failed renters on a massive scale.
On Friday August 27th, 2021 we held an emergency protest, alongside tenants across the country through the Cancel the Rents coalition, outside the Milwaukee Federal Building demanding that Congress stop evictions now and pass a new eviction moratorium. We also called out several other public lawmakers and officials who all have some power to act, or at the very least put pressure on those with more power to act.
We continue to fight every day for tenants, through connecting them to resources and fighting back through direct action against predatory landlords and public officials. The more of us that come together, the better chance we have at achieving tenants rights and housing justice. Join us in this fight.