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March 25th Phone Zap: Suspend Rents in Washington State

 

Please call the office of Governor Jay Inslee to demand a statewide rent moratorium for Washington state tenants.

 

Contact: 

Office of the Governor: 360-902-4111

 

Phone Script:

 

“Hello Governor Inslee. With the COVID-19 pandemic currently spelling economic devastation for working class people, we urge you to immediately halt all rental payments in Washington. Furthermore, we demand that all rental debts accrued throughout the duration of this public health emergency be forgiven. Homeowners nationwide have been offered mortgage relief, and now similar protections must be extended to renters. Evictions moratoriums are a good first step, but they won’t protect tenants in the long-term who can’t pay back rent debts due to unemployment or loss of income. If you maintain sanitation, hygiene, and shelter are key to fighting this pandemic, then ensuring housing access for all must be a priority.”

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