Join the #OurHomesOurVotes2020 Pre-Debate Tweetstorm Today at 2:00 p.m. ET

Will the presidential debate moderators ask the candidates about their proposed solutions to the housing crisis facing millions? Will the candidates find a way to bring up their affordable housing proposals? Join NLIHC and Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 partners today (Monday, November 18) at 2:00 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT/ 12 p.m. MT/ 11 a.m. PT) for a tweetstorm urging them to do so!

On November 20, presidential candidates will take the stage for the fifth Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, Georgia. Most of the candidates participating in the debate have released plans or proposals to address the nation’s growing housing affordability crisis. Join the #OurHomesOurVotes2020 tweetstorm to encourage the candidates to discuss their affordable housing plans and to urge the debate moderators to ask a question on affordable housing during the nationally televised event.

NLIHC sent a lettersigned by over 1,000 organizations—to The Washington Post and MSNBC debate moderators calling for them to ask a question on one of the most pressing issues facing millions of voters – the growing lack of affordable housing. Reference the letter in your tweets during the tweetstorm!

Sample images to be used in your tweets can be downloaded at: https://tinyurl.com/yyqh63lr

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Sample tweets are listed below.

[email protected] #DYK that 60% of people in the U.S. say housing affordability is a serious problem in the area where they live? What would the candidates do about it as president? #DemDebates #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] #DYK that 8 in 10 people in the U.S. think the pres. & Congress should take major action to make housing more affordable for low-income households? What would the candidates do as president?  #DemDebates #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] #DYK that 76% of the public says it’s harder today to find stable housing compared to previous generations? What would the candidates do to address this issue as president? #DemDebates #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] #DYK that 76% of the public says it’s harder today to find stable housing compared to previous generations? What would the candidates do to address this issue as president? #DemDebates #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] We look forward to hearing more about your national goal of ensuring 100% of formerly incarcerated individuals have housing. Talk about it at the next #DemDebates! #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] We’re looking forward to hearing you talk about your plans to create a Renters Credit and expand the Housing Trust Fund to help millions of Americans struggling to cover rent. Talk about it on the #DemDebates stage! #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] We agree “families can’t be secure if the cost of housing means they can’t make ends meet…” We want to hear more on your plan to ensure #affordablehousing for families at the next #DemDebates #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] Over 1,000 organizations and millions of voters will be waiting to hear how you will address the nation’s #affordablehousing crisis at the #DemDebates. Check it out https://bit.ly/2Xg0s0k #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] We look forward to hearing more on how you plan to combat the racial homeownership gap and provide relief to cost-burdened renters. Talk about it during the next #DemDebates! #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] We look forward to hearing more on how you plan to expand #affordablehousing & address the rural housing crisis. Talk about it during the next #DemDebates! #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] We want to hear more about your newly released housing plan and how you plan to expand the Housing Trust Fund during the next #DemDebates! #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] Over 1,000 organizations and millions of voters will be waiting to hear how you will address the nation’s #affordablehousing crisis at the #DemDebates. Check it out https://bit.ly/2Xg0s0k #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] We look forward to hearing more on how you plan to expand the Housing Trust Fund and more to remove barriers to #affordablehousing during the next #DemDebates #OurHomesOurVotes2020

[email protected] Over 1,000 organizations and millions of voters will be waiting to hear how you will address the nation’s #affordablehousing crisis at the #DemDebates. Check it out https://bit.ly/2Xg0s0k #OurHomesOurVotes2020

Follow @OurHomesVotes on Twitter for additional content to share and retweet and use #OurHomesOurVotes2020 for all your housing-related presidential election tweeting!

For information on all the presidential candidates’ positions on affordable housing, go to: https://www.ourhomes-ourvotes.org/