Updated: Nov 14, 2022
For many of us, the COVID-19 crisis has turned our homes into sanctuaries for our health and safety and our community’s safety. As we enter into the second month of health/financial crisis, it is more important than ever that we take action to protect our homes and communities. Thousands across the state were unable to make rent or mortgages on April 1st, and now even more are unable to pay rent or mortgages on May 1st. We are inviting you to take action as part of the ACER community to join us because we see that this pandemic is bigger than any of us can face alone.
We are joining our partners with Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia/United Renters For Justice and are calling on Governor Tim Walz, the Minnesota legislature, and US Bank to cancel all rent, mortgage, and utility payments and guarantee homes for all. During this moment of crisis, we know we must take action to make sure that thousands of Minnesotans do not face stifling debt.
On May Day we will be holding a high-energy, socially distanced, car rally and caravan! In honor of international worker’s rights day, and for the first of the month, we will be calling on US Bank, Gov Tim Walz, and the Minnesota legislature to #CancelRent #CancelMortgages and guarantee #HomesForAll. The car caravan will start at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis at 12pm on May 1st and go to the Governor’s mansion in St Paul. Facebook event.
**Taking Action While Remaining Socially Distanced: For the safety of our community and everyone participating in this action, we ask that you only participate while still observing social distancing and the current stay-at-home order that is in place in Minnesota. There will be many ways to participate online! If you are sick, we encourage you to please stay home and take action online. Please join by car or bike (maintaining a 6 feet distance from everyone at all times) and please only join a car with people you are already quarantined with. During the action, marshals will help remind everyone to stay in their cars and to stay 6 feet apart from others. If you have a face mask, we recommend you wear it as an extra precaution and safety measure for everyone**
With your help, we can ensure that thousands of Minnesotans get the relief we need during this moment of crisis and prevent thousands from going into stifling debt. We look forward to seeing you, from a distance, on May Day!