Make Room, a national campaign giving a voice to renters and aiming to end the national rental housing crisis, wants to send 1 million messages to Congress before November 8th to demand attention, action and resources to end the affordable housing crisis in America.
Organizations and individuals can join the campaign by visiting makeroomusa.org to sign the national sign-on letter to Congress, download the Take Action Toolkit, and read stories about renters across the country. After signing on, you can spread the word via social media using the hashtag #MakeRoom.
Make fighting for affordable housing part of your theory of change by getting involved with organizations like the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the primary organization behind the Make Room campaign, Enterprise.
Leading up to the election, we want to give you the resources, knowledge and inspiration to get involved and stay involved beyond November. Because no matter who wins the Presidency, as progressives, we always need to be prepared to fight for what is right…That’s what keeps bending that arc of the moral universe toward justice.
So, if getting Congress to put affordable housing issues front and center is important to you, then be sure to hit the share buttons to spread the word about telling Congress to #MakeRoom for Affordable Housing via social media so that others in your network can get involved too.
.@MakeRoomUSA asked, Americans answered: Should we #makeroom for #affordablehousing ? Support is strong: https://t.co/UctmhECfJv @ipsospa— Enterprise (@EnterpriseNow) August 13, 2016
Sign up and send your message to Congress via the Make Room campaign
Download the Make Room Take Action Toolkit
Encourage your organization to sign the Make Room sign-on letter
"Affordable housing advocates push for Baltimore charter amendment, future funding" (Baltimore Sun)
"The lack of affordable housing is causing a public health disaster in Oakland" (Fusion.net)
"Public health problems in Oakland linked to housing crisis" (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Dallas is pushing in the right direction on affordable housing" (Dallas Morning News)
"Rep. Ellison Introduces the Common Sense Housing Investment Act" (EllisonHouse.gov)
"Sanders Announces Vermont Secures $3 Million for Affordable Housing, Praises First-Ever Funding of National Housing Trust Fund" (Sanders.senate.gov)
Written by Best of the Left Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman.
Hear the segment in the context of Best of the Left Edition #1040: "Home Sweet Home"
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