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Keep Your Rent

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    This April 1st, millions of people
    won't be able to afford their rent.
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    Like the COVID-19 pandemic itself,
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    this is the predictable consequence
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    of a system that was never designed
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    to keep us safe in the first place.
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    We were already struggling to get by,
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    living from paycheck to paycheck.
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    Now we face illness,
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    unemployment,
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    and disaster.
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    But together, we can get through this.
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    From this April on, let's keep our rent
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    and mortgage payments
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    and defend everyone who can't pay.
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    Why should we keep fattening
    the pockets of the rich
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    when so many of us are in need?
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    Banks and landlords should not be able
    to go on profiting off our homes
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    when we have no way to earn money.
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    That's just common sense.
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    The government looks out for big business.
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    It's up to us to look out for each other.
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    Reach out to your neighbours.
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    Build defence groups.
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    Identify local pressure points.
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    Talk tactics.
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    Be creative.
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    Prepare to stop evictions.
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    The more people who participate
    the safer all of us will be.
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    Together we can overwhelm
    the courts and sheriffs
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    that enforce the special
    privileges of the rich.
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    The virus threatens our lives.
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    But it also threatens the social order
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    that was already making
    our lives impossible.
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    Together, we can
    outline both of them.
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    This April
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    And tell your neighbours
    to keep theirs too.
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Keep Your Rent
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