UPDATED 7:25 AM PT – Monday, August 2, 2021
Activists gathered at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) home to demand her eviction in jest. While organizing Saturday in conjunction with Rep. Cori Bush’s (D-Mo.) protest on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, activists demanded a congressional session to extend the eviction moratorium.
🚨BREAKING: I’m a formerly unhoused Congresswoman, and I know that people will die if we let the eviction moratorium expire.
I just sent a letter to every one of my Democratic colleagues telling them we can’t leave until we pass this extension. pic.twitter.com/xNcFeT9GxJ
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) July 30, 2021
The notice claims because of rising COVID case counts, people should be allowed to stay in their homes regardless of rent payment status. The House went into its Summer recess Friday without passing the moratorium extension.
Our Congresswoman needs to convene Congress to extend the eviction moratorium. pic.twitter.com/4Hrpb0OMnZ
— Jackie Fielder (@JackieFielder_) July 31, 2021
Pelosi originally claimed Republicans were solely to blame for their failures despite Democrats controlling the House and Senate. She also pointed to the CDC while asserting it’s the national public health agency’s duty to extend the moratorium. Although, the Democrat Party has failed to elongate the measure, Pelosi claimed “ensuring every American has a roof overhead is a value that unites” them.
The CDC has the power to extend the eviction moratorium. As they double down on masks, why wouldn’t they extend the moratorium in light of delta variant?
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 1, 2021