Join thousands of people across the country in car caravan protests on Saturday, May 30 to demand the cancellation of rents and mortgages for tenants, homeowners, small landlords and small businesses for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Protesters will adhere to social distancing guidelines and requirements, including wearing mask that have been established to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.The effect on the people has been devastating. Nearly 90,000 people in the United States have died and more than 1.5 million have gotten sick as of May 18. 37 million people have lost their jobs since March with millions more jobless to come. We are in worst depression since the 1930s, and it’s getting worse.
As a result of the economic crisis, at least 30 percent of renters will be unable to pay their rent on June 1. No one should lose their housing for any reason in this crisis! The rents and mortgages must be cancelled!
A short-term suspension of evictions is not enough to save people’s homes. And the meager rescue stimulus payments the government provided are long gone for most people. Even if there is another one, it will be needed for food, healthcare and other necessities.
Canceling rents and mortgage payments for the duration of the crisis can be won! Since the start of the pandemic in the U.S., the federal government has pumped at least 5 trillion dollars into the big banks and the largest corporations. Only $249 billion was allocated for unemployment funding. This massive gift to the banks — the 1% at the top, compared to the 160 million U.S. workers — is 20 times the amount allotted for the unemployed. The money is there, it is simply a question of whether it is used to bail out Wall Street or to protect the homes of poor and working people. This wealth and the vast number of vacant housing units can be used to provide shelter for the homeless as well.
The government has the authority to cancel the rent. In fact, a bill has already been introduced in Congress, the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act. But this will be bitterly opposed by the landlords and big banks. The mobilization of the people, done in a socially responsible way, is urgently needed to ensure housing for all.
If you agree with the call to Cancel the Rents and Mortgage Payments for tenants, homeowners, small landlords and small businesses, join or organize a Car Caravan in your area on Saturday, May 30!
San Jose CalCare SpeakOut Car Rally corner or Lawrence Expressway Prospect Rd 3565 Prospect Rd, San Jose, CA Saturday, April 17, 12:00 PM RSVP NOW » Mike, In just 4 days, Californians across the state will join together to call on our state legislators to support AB 1400 – the new California single-payer healthcare bill. We’re hosting Covid-safe CalCare SpeakOuts in 18 cities across the state this Saturday, April 17th. During these car rallies, we’ll hear patient stories and other speakers, and make clear to our elected leaders that Californians want health care for all. Will you join the CalCare SpeakOut event in… Continue reading →
Stand with Chesa volunteer launch Saturday, April 17 at 12:30-1:30pm Please register for yourself and also invite your friends and networks to join too! Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/w/98912747561?tk=_n6U9668MxpKeBRaCt7m8i7ksxn2Lno1X1WBX6BqHgI.DQIAAAAXB6jAKRZCYmNzRDRsQVRnMjF3cDBTTTRRYW5BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Meeting ID: 989 1274 7561 This Saturday, the Stand with Chesa team is organizing the official volunteer program launch call, and we want you to be part of it. We’ve already built strong momentum to spread the truth about Chesa’s hard work to hold police accountable, increase support for victims, reduce incarceration, and create real public safety. But we can’t slow down now – not while white supremacists and right-wing… Continue reading →
In just 4 days, Californians across the state will join together to call on our state legislators to support AB 1400 – the new California single-payer healthcare bill. We’re hosting Covid-safe CalCare SpeakOuts in 18 cities across the state this Saturday, April 17th. During these car rallies, we’ll hear patient stories and other speakers, and make clear to our elected leaders that Californians want health care for all. Will you join the CalCare SpeakOut event in Oakland this Saturday, April 17? After you sign up, we’ll make sure you have all the information you need. Here are the details: Oakland CalCare SpeakOut Car… Continue reading →
SDBA Book Group: Saturday, April 17th, 2021, 4:30 PM. https://occupyoakland.org/event/strike-debt-bay-area-book-group-the-optimists-telescope-thinking-ahead-in-a-reckless-age/?instance_id=312698 For our April meeting we’ll be reading the first five chapters of The Optimist’s Telescope – Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age by Bina Venkataraman. “… all of us need to know how we can make better long-term decisions in our lives, businesses, and society. Bina Venkataraman sees the way forward. A former journalist and adviser in the Obama administration, she helped communities and businesses prepare for climate change, and she learned firsthand why people don’t think aheadand what can be done to change that…” If you are not generally receiving Zoom… Continue reading →
The Institute for the Critical Study of Society at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE (NOTE: These are all tentative and may be changed. Please check back the week before, or sign up for our weekly reminders/updates at email@example.com) Sun, Dec 27, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm CONFIRMED: The Three Concepts of Freedom Synopsis: In this session we will compare and contrast the Liberal, Democratic, and the communist concepts of freedom. We will discuss that the Liberal freedom consists of the legal guarantees against outside intrusions. Democratic freedom emphasizes the right to participate in the… Continue reading →
Indivisible Marin & Common Cause For the People Phone Bank for HR1/S1: Sunday, April 18, 12–2 PM. Join Indivisible Marin every Wednesday and Sunday to phone bank in support of For The People Act and to oppose the filibuster! Sign up for a shift here.
The Future of Medicare for All: What Way Forward? Join us on Sunday, April 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a panel discussion on the future of Medicare for All and a single-payer health care system that ensures care for all, regardless of wealth or employment status. The panel will include Dr. Susan Rogers, President, of Physicians for a National Health Program; Stephanie Nakajima, Director of Communications for Healthcare-NOW; Shamus Cooke, public sector worker, union activist and member of Portland DSA; and Michael Lighty, National spokesperson for the DSA Medicare for All Campaign, and will touch on maternal and infant mortality, life expectancy… Continue reading →
OH – Phone Banks, Our Revolution Ohio for Nina Virtual Phone Bank Time Sundays and Wednesdays6:30 – 8:30pm EST Location Virtual event Join from anywhere About this event Join us as we make calls to Congressional District 11 to help send Senator Nina Turner to Washington! Available times Sun, Jan 24, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Wed, Jan 27, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Sun, Jan 31, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Wed, Feb 3, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Sun, Feb 7, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Wed, Feb 10, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Sun, Feb 14, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Wed, Feb 17, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Sun, Feb 21, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Wed, Feb 24, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Sun, Feb… Continue reading →
Announcing The April Lineup for our National Organize to Win Calls! On Monday, April 12th, Sen. Jeff Merkley will kick-off our first call of the month with the latest on For the People Act and the fight against the filibuster. And on the following Mondays, don’t miss Nina Turner, Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen and other powerful progressive rock stars! RSVP NOW!
Join Us to Discuss National Popular Vote on Tuesday April 20 at 6:30-7:30 PM Eastern Please join the Committee of Seventy, the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia, and National Popular Vote in an interactive discussion of the National Popular Vote Bill. We will be joined by Representative Chris Rabb and citizen advocate Beth Goldstein-Huxen. Sign up for free Facebook event The National Popular Vote bill will make every vote equal in presidential elections, guarantee the presidency to the candidate who gets the most votes nationwide, and give candidates reason to campaign in all 50 states. It will ensure that every voter,… Continue reading →