More than 800 organizations have signed onto a national letter calling on the moderators of the fourth presidential debate to ask the candidates about their affordable housing solutions. The deadline for signing on is Tuesday, October 8! If your organization has not already done so, sign the letter today!
Ten candidates have released their plans and proposals to address the housing crisis, with most centering on the needs of people experiencing homelessness and the lowest-income renters. The moderators of the first two Democratic presidential debates have failed, however, to directly ask the candidates what they would do about America’s housing affordability crisis.
Add your organization to a national letter today urging the CNN and New York Times debate moderators, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, and Marc Lacey, to ask the candidates about the most important issue affecting our nation’s economic and overall wellbeing – affordable housing.
NLIHC also encourages every individual to tell The New York Times directly that you want to hear about this issue on the debate stage. Marc Lacey from the Times has a portal through which people may submit questions. Let him know that candidates should answer the question: What’s your plan to end the nation’s affordable housing crisis? Submit your question on affordable housing today, and then share it on social media: https://tinyurl.com/yyxwppxz
And mark your calendars for a pre-debate tweetstorm (see related article in this Memo to Members and Partners) on October 10, 3:00 p.m. ET!
Learn more about NLIHC’s nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement project, Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020, to raise the issue of affordable housing in the 2020 elections, engage candidates on the issue, track their comments and proposals, and involve more low-income renters in voting. Visit: www.ourhomes-ourvotes.org