Families are being evicted from their homes at the worst time for humanity, the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s help by signing this petition and communicating with county commissioners on their social networks.
Please sign the petition to have the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners issue an ordinance placing a temporary moratorium on the enforcement of eviction court orders while the COVID-19 crisis continues, see full petition with link below.
You can also help by contacting the Board of County Commissioners, call, email and tweet them on social media here a sample script of what you should say:
Hi my name is __________.
I am calling to demand that the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners take action and pass an ordinance placing a temporary moratorium on the enforcement of eviction court orders while the COVID-19 crisis continues.
The County has broad police power under N.C. Gen. Stat. section 153A-121 which states a “county may by ordinance define, regulate, prohibit, or abate acts, omissions, or conditions detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of its citizens and the peace and dignity of the county.”
Lockouts during this time risks exposing people being evicted and the general public to COVID-19. Such exposure is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of citizens of Mecklenburg County. The fact that a family should be locked out of their residence during the outbreak of an unprecedented pandemic is a both a public and a moral failing.
The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners is in a position to step-up and show compassionate, sensible and ethically sound leadership during this time of crisis.
We urge you to IMMEDIATELY pass an ordinance placing a moratorium on the enforcement of eviction court orders.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Similar measures have been enacted all over the country, further showing that this measure is both necessary and ethically imperative.
Austin, TX https://twitter.com/GregCasar/status/1238546698303156226/photo/1
Boston, MA (proposed legislation) https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/repmikeconnolly/pages/284/attachments/original/1584119476/HD4935_halting_evictions_and_foreclosures.pdf?1584119476
Miami-Dade, FL https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article241127666.html
Montgomery, MD https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ES_dP6IXsAI3NZB?format=jpg&name=large
Cook County https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/GAO2020-01.pdf
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Please start calling, emailing and tweeting ASAP. These evictions are being served DAILY.
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