The U.S. Senate will move on a COVID-19 spending package before the end of July, and the window is closing for needed advocacy. The time to act is now! NLIHC and our partners across the country have been hard at work urging Congress to adopt our key priorities in the next COVID legislative package, including: $100 billion in emergency rental assistance, a national eviction moratorium, and $11.5 billion in Emergency Solutions Grant funding for homeless service providers. Now is the time for advocates to demand #RentReliefNow! Take action for Virtual Lobby Day tomorrow, July 21!
The Senate returns to work from recess today, July 20, and they will begin negotiations on a spending package to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recession. Any final bill must include the housing provisions of HEROES Act that has passed in the House of Representatives. In this crucial moment, join NLIHC and numerous national partners by setting up and conducting virtual lobby visits throughout the day tomorrow, July 21.
NLIHC’s toolkit makes participation easy. The toolkit includes talking points, statistics, a template email to request a meeting, a list of top policy asks, and sample tweets. NLIHC staff are also available to help set up and attend your virtual meetings as needed. Please reach out to your housing advocacy organizers for more information. We look forward to assisting you in your advocacy!
If you have meetings already set up for Virtual Lobby Day, let us know by emailing any of the organizers on NLIHC's field team or by filling out this quick form. When your meetings are done, please complete this Lobby Visit Report Back Form. Even if you have completed a meeting in recent days or will conduct a meeting on other days this week, we will still count them in our total. And be sure to tweet about your meetings by tagging your member of Congress and using the hashtag #RentReliefNow!
Thank you for your advocacy!