As a caravan of organizers departed a Dollar Tree parking lot in Oakland with various rent strike signs and flags attached to their vehicles Friday, May 22, a passing motorist honked and yelled out of their driver side window, “Thank you!
The caravan was led by a campaign hub for organizations called The Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE).
In an e-mail detailing the plan and route for the caravan, an attachment from ACRE titled Make Them Pay explained the rent cancelation demands.
Those moratoriums do not alleviate the growing financial burden of unpaid rent, mortgage, utility, and other housing-related bills that will come due in the near future.
It also said organizers identified more than 200,000 people who engaged in rent strikes on May 1 across the country.