- Protesters stuck an “eviction note” on the front door of Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco property.
- The note urged the House speaker to work to extend the federal eviction moratorium.
- The moratorium, which expired at the end of July, protected some tenants from being kicked out of their homes.
The moratorium, which expired at the end of July after 16 months, protected tenants who were behind on rent from being evicted by landlords. Millions of tenants now face being kicked out of their homes, Insider’s Alex Nicoll reported.
The note was placed on the front door of Pelosi’s San Francisco property and demanded that the House speaker reconvene Congress to push for an extension to the moratorium. The House of Representatives adjourned for its seven-week summer vacation on Friday.
“Dear Speaker Pelosi, you are hereby given immediate notice that millions of Americans will face eviction tonight when the eviction moratorium expires,” the note began.
“We call upon you to immediately call Congress to session to vote to extend the eviction moratorium and keep people in their homes. We’re in the midst of the second-worst COVID surge to date and this is not the time to allow evictions to begin,” it continued.
—Jackie Fielder (@JackieFielder_) July 31, 2021
Around 40 protesters stood outside Pelosi’s home, Newsweek reported, with one activist saying that the speaker was being targeted because she didn’t recognize the severity of the situation.
“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],” Chris Evans told Fox News.
Pelosi pushed to extend the moratorium until October 18 after President Joe Biden said on Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling meant that he could not act without the support of Congress.
The speaker told reporters on Friday that there was “not really enough time” before the seven-week recess to take action on the moratorium’s expiration. She later called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to extend it, The Hill reported.
On Saturday evening, she tweeted that Republicans blocked the measure in an “act of pure cruelty.”