To: State Governors and The U.S. Congress

Cancel Rents, Mortgages and Utilities During Disasters and Pandemics

Petition Text

During disasters and pandemics, under a governor's or presidential order, cancel all rents, mortgages, and utility payments until the crisis is over.

Why is this important?

We have stay in place orders right now. The most important part of that is we are being ordered to stay at home. If citizens don't have to worry about a roof over their heads and keeping the lights on, then all we need to do is feed ourselves and stay healthy. This is important because we don't know how long this disaster is going to last. If we the people had a "medicare for all" healthcare system, our rooves are covered and our lights are on, everyone gets a food card (amount based on number of family members), then when we're asked to stay home, no one has to worry about how long this is going last, and stop worrying about getting back to work. We need to stop and shut down, stay inside and take care of those that are taking care of us. We don't need corporations to take care of us, we are Americans and can take care of ourselves.

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Reasons for signing

  • This could go on for a long time. As a small business owner, I haven't received a dime. How can I pay my back rent?