People across the country have amassed billions of dollars in water debt during the pandemic. Now, in the midst of another COVID surge, they are in danger of having their water and other utilities shut off – a life-threatening injustice that must be stopped.
It’s time to take action to protect everyone's access to essential services.
Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Rashida Tlaib introduced the Maintaining Access to Essential Services Act, which would provide nearly $40 billion to help wipe away household water, power and broadband debt across the country. The bill aims to include a moratorium on all utility shutoffs in the pending infrastructure package – a critical action necessary to protect vulnerable families and reduce further spread of COVID.
Send a message to your members of Congress today urging them to support the Maintaining Access to Essential Services Act!
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