Activists appeared at the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday to demand she passes the eviction moratorium that would extend the pandemic-era ban on home evictions.
Approximately 40 protesters appeared with a mocking eviction notice for Pelosi as a reminder of the many Americans who may face eviction without the new legislation.
Our Congresswoman needs to convene Congress to extend the eviction moratorium. pic.twitter.com/4Hrpb0OMnZ
— Jackie Fielder (@JackieFielder_) July 31, 2021
“The reason that we’re at her house is that she has a beautiful mansion in Pacific Heights in San Francisco, and it shows how out of touch she is with the people that are facing a situation [of eviction],” Christin Evans, an activist at the event, told Fox News.
“We wanted to essentially send her a message that we want her to reconvene Congress to take a vote [to extend] the eviction moratorium,” Evans added.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) helped begin the movement to fight against the eviction moratorium.
Good morning. The eviction moratorium expires tonight at midnight.
We could have extended it yesterday, but some Democrats went on vacation instead.
We slept at the Capitol last night to ask them to come back and do their jobs.
Today’s their last chance. We’re still here. pic.twitter.com/vnwIrAokll
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 31, 2021
The effort reveals increased conflict within the Democratic Party, as progressives attack their own leadership in an effort to pass legislation.