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Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, 1 January 2010

COOK COUNTY: TURN THE HOLIDAY MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS INTO A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION – ZERO EVICTIONS IN 2010

CALL TODAY: “Extend the holiday moratorium on evictions.”
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart – 312-603-6444
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans – 312-603-6000
Judge E. Kenneth Wright Jr., 1st Municipal District Presiding Judge – 312-603-6132

With the economy in shambles, respecting the human right to housing is more important as ever. Unemployment in Cook County is close to 11%. 30,000 or more people have been filing for unemployment in Cook County every month for the last year. Homeless agencies around the state are reporting a rise in demand for their over-stretched services.

While the rich get bailed out the people are getting put out. Judge Kenneth Wright ordered a holiday moratorium on evictions in Cook County, but it ends January 5th. Help us pressure the Cook County Sheriff and Cook County Courts to turn the holiday moratorium into a New Year’s Resolution: ZERO EVICTIONS IN 2010.

Until the economy can provide living wage jobs those seeking them, until the housing crisis has been thoroughly addressed, until public housing has stopped being demolished and starts to be constructed, until foreclosures have stopped, until the human right to housing is a reality for low-income people, nobody should be put out because they don’t have the money to pay rent.

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