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To: Governor John Bel Edwards

Tell Governor Edwards to implement a rent freeze and moratorium on all evictions in Louisiana now!

Tell Governor Edwards to implement a rent freeze and moratorium on all evictions in Louisiana now!

In the face of an escalating public health crisis, we demand that Governor John Bel Edwards implement a rent freeze and moratorium on layoffs, evictions and water shut offs in the state of Louisiana.

Why is this important?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now officially classified as a pandemic and the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases Director has stated, “it’s going to get worse''. Across media outlets, the prevailing safety precautions include “wash your hands" and “stay home”. However, residents in this state are not guaranteed to have access to these basic necessities. Water shut-offs, evictions and homelessness significantly worsen the threat posed by COVID-19. If more residents are evicted during this period, COVID-19 could start to spread more rapidly among those who become homeless. We cannot afford to have more emergencies on top of the current emergency.

We urge Governor John Bel Edwards to follow the lead of Detroit and San Jose - to stand with your constituents, to stop preventable illness and displacements and implement a rent freeze and moratorium on all evictions, utility shut offs, and job layoffs in the state of Louisiana.

New Orleans, LA, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • Because my job has been affected by Covid19
  • We are going to need this so we dont become homeless..
  • No money means no income to pay rent this is ridiculous. People are getting laid off left and right how are we suppose to survive ?!

Updates

2020-03-23 12:08:54 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2020-03-16 12:29:25 -0700

500 signatures reached

2020-03-14 08:30:24 -0700

100 signatures reached

2020-03-14 08:06:25 -0700

50 signatures reached

2020-03-14 08:00:00 -0700

25 signatures reached

2020-03-14 07:55:36 -0700

10 signatures reached