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Sun Mar 29 2020 (Updated 04/04/20)
Bay Area Rent Strike
We're Not Paying: Keep Your Rent on April 1
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Tenant and Neighborhood Councils, and other Bay Area folks are producing and sharing information on how to organize a rent strike. They write: It is now common sense that our health depends on one another—how we act, and what we do. On April 1st, when millions of us are out of work and we’re still expected to pay our rent or mortgage, we will need each other even more. Right now, 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. 58% can’t weather a $500 unexpected expense. And 20%, about 31 million workers, are already experiencing reduced hours or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if everyone receives a check from the government, millions will still be forced to choose between groceries and rent.

We refuse to put our families, friends, neighbors, and communities at risk. In order to contain the virus, we are all staying home as much as possible. We can work together to prevent eviction and foreclosure. We can keep each other housed and fed. We must demand an immediate suspension of rent and mortgage payments for everyone. And if this demand is not met, we must refuse to pay our rents and our mortgages, together.

Read More

Oakland Eviction Moratorium FAQ (Google doc)

See Also: photo California Apartment Association is afraid of coronavirus rent strikes | photo We’re Not Paying Rent: Here’s Why | photo Oakland Rent Strike: Food Not Rent | video Dedicated To All Those On Rent Strike | photo Rent Strike and Anti-Capitalist Graffiti Pops Up in Oakland! | pdf War Commentary Issue #2 | photo Drop Rent Santa Cruz

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