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To: Governor Tom Wolf

Tell Governor Tom Wolf to implement a rent freeze and moratorium on all evictions in Pennsylvania!

Tell Governor Tom Wolf to implement a rent freeze and moratorium on all evictions in Pennsylvania!

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

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 Tom Wolf 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 Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • Because its really hard to get or keep a job to support our family the last thing anyone needs is to get kick out their homes because they don't have the income
  • I will be ok in this. But my friends, who live paycheck to paycheck and work at the university dining hall, will not. They don't have anywhere else to go. I am sure there are many others like them. Please take emergency measures! Thank you.
  • I signed because im in the situation going to be evicted and my stimulus was taken for child support. The roof over my head is everything to but for thos situation o couldnt even put it for rent because the government believes it better to take it for arrears I need help and losing my home will only make it harder. I work and I deserve that much

Updates

2020-03-17 07:57:09 -0700

20,000 signatures reached

2020-03-16 17:05:53 -0700

10,000 signatures reached

2020-03-16 11:28:36 -0700

5,000 signatures reached

2020-03-15 09:00:45 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2020-03-14 19:14:20 -0700

500 signatures reached

2020-03-14 08:32:14 -0700

100 signatures reached

2020-03-14 08:04:33 -0700

50 signatures reached

2020-03-14 07:57:17 -0700

25 signatures reached

2020-03-14 07:54:59 -0700

10 signatures reached