First, I truly hope that you and
yours are healthy and staying safe during this crisis. The COVID-19
pandemic has impacted us all in ways that many of us could not have
prepared for or predicted.
We also know that some of what is
happening could have been predicted.
Millions of Americans have lost
their income due to COVID 19 - and with that, their ability to meet
their basic needs. And while we are all weathering the same storm -
we're not all in the same boat. Black folks, new immigrants and other
people of color have never had access to the healthcare, housing, fair
wages and paid time-off, needed in order to be able to withstand this
By taking action together for each
other, we can do more than survive this crisis - we can become a place
where we all can thrive. A place that we're all proud of. It’s time to represent for all of us.
Governor Newsom and our legislative leaders Assembly Speaker Anthony
Rendon and Senator Pro-Tem Toni Atkins and urge them
to cancel (forgive) rent and mortgage payments during this
Today on May 1st, millions of
tenants and homeowners across the country will be unable to make their
housing payments. Many of us are choosing food and groceries over rent
– a choice no one should have to make.
We are turning our economic reality
into political action, by going on strike today to demand rent and
mortgage forgiveness! Governor
Newsom has the power to cancel rent and mortgage payments for those
impacted by the COVID crisis - join us in urging him to do
The health and well-being of our
children, our seniors - all of us - is at stake. Together we
have the power to force the
politicians to recognize our reality. Together we need to make them
recognize that housing is a basic human right.
We’re going to pull through this by
pulling together. Contact
Governor Newsom, Assembly Leader Rendon and Senate Leader Atkins to
urge them to cancel rent and mortgage payments!
Patricia Mendoza, ACCE Member and San Diego Rent