Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

For Immediate Release

Press Release

Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer: Extend this Eviction Moratorium and End This Eviction Emergency


Today, following the expiration of the eviction moratorium and Rep. Cori Bush’s continued protest on the steps of the US Capitol, Lauren Maunus, Advocacy Director for Sunrise Movement, released the following statement:

“Last week Congress did the unthinkable: instead of fighting to extend the eviction moratorium and prevent millions of people from being forcibly removed from their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis, they went on vacation. This policy failure was preventable. 

"Who are the adults in the room? Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer: stop playing the blame game and show us who you stand for. Do whatever it takes to extend the eviction moratorium and end this eviction emergency.

“We at Sunrise are committed to fighting alongside Rep. Cori Bush and activists who are fighting on the ground, and on the steps of Capitol Hill, to extend the eviction moratorium and end the trauma caused by this policy failure. Democrats have control of the Senate, House and White House — it is their duty to act immediately. Lives are at stake right now, and they must end this eviction crisis. 11 million lives are on the line.”

In the last several days, members of Sunrise Movement have joined Rep. Bush and members of the Squad to protest the end of the eviction moratorium.


Sunrise Movement is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

Dems Mark Anniversary of 13th Amendment With Calls to 'Close the Slavery Loophole'

"Prison labor is slave labor. Pass the #AbolitionAmendment."

Jessica Corbett ·

Urging Dems to 'Fight for Justice,' Progressives Launch 'Pass the PRO Act Holiday Tour'

"We've seen time and time again, when Democrats don't deliver quickly for their base and for labor, bad things happen, and you're approaching that precipice again."

Brett Wilkins ·

Dems Urge DOJ Antitrust Probe Into $43 Billion Discovery-WarnerMedia Merger

"Giant corporations must not be allowed to stomp out competition, put up barriers to enter the market, and continue to exclude Latinos from the media industry."

Jessica Corbett ·

DOJ Lawsuit Challenging Texas Gerrymandering Met With Applause, Calls for Action in Congress

"While we are grateful for the involvement of the federal government, what we need to stop the five-decade cycle of having to take legal action every 10 years is for Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act," said one advocate.

Julia Conley ·

'Nobody Is Above the Law': Elizabeth Warren Applauds SEC Probe of Trump's Social Media Venture

"There may have been serious violations of securities laws during the proposed merger of Digital World Acquisition Corp. and Trump's media company," said the Massachusetts Democrat.

Kenny Stancil ·

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo