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To: Gov. Cuomo, Kathy Hochul

New York - support working families during coronavirus

New York - support working families during coronavirus

We live in a country where people have to choose between being healthy and providing for their families, and this shouldn't be the case. COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) has been classified as a global pandemic. Schools and many businesses are closed, but workers will struggle to make rent, utility, or mortgage payments due to lost business or because of caring for family members.

Why is this important?

We cannot allow those in our community who have to work in this situation to suffer needlessly - perhaps they don't have anyone to watch their kids while school is closed, or they have to miss shifts to care for a loved one. In order to protect the health and housing security of our community, we call on Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature to act now so workers won't have to make that choice. Specifically, we call for a suspension of all rent, mortgage, and utility payments for at least one month to allow people to do what they need to in order to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and the community. Landlords also need to be allowed to take advantage of this, so that they can extend this to their renters.

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Reasons for signing

  • I'm a freelancer and the job market is going to be hard enough to navigate, having a moratorium on rent and utilities would be so helpful to so many of us figuring out how to manage this crisis and still continue to make a living.
  • ‪NY’ers!! This has to happen NOW!!!! Everybody in NYC, we need to make sure that we aren’t facing “insurmountable” debt relative to housing. We as renters and landlords. Rents and Mortgages need to be suspended ASAP just as long as people cannot work. All economic stimulus at every scale is dependent upon people working. We can’t work, we can’t pay rent, we can pay rent, landlords can’t pay mortgages. If none of us want the debt (some of us can avoid it), we need to act NOW!‬
  • For save all corona patients


2020-03-18 17:38:40 -0400

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