Protesters stick 'eviction notice' on Nancy Pelosi's California home as moratorium expires
Protesters taped a forged eviction notice on the door of Nancy Pelosi's home in San Francisco on Saturday, July 31. Getty Images, KCBS
Protesters posted an "eviction notice" on the front door of Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco property.
The note called on the House Speaker to work to extend the state's eviction moratorium.
The moratorium, which expired at the end of July, protected some tenants from being thrown out.
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According to Newsweek, activists posted a fake eviction notice on the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in California on Saturday in protest at the end of the state eviction moratorium.
The moratorium, which expired after 16 months at the end of July, protected tenants with rent arrears from eviction by landlords. Millions of tenants are now at risk of being kicked out of their homes, Insider's Alex Nicoll reported.
The piece of paper was posted on the front door of Pelosi's San Francisco property, demanding that the House Speaker convene Congress again to press for an extension of the moratorium. The House of Representatives adjourned its seven-week summer vacation on Friday.
"Dear Speaker Pelosi, you are hereby notified immediately that when the eviction moratorium expires, millions of Americans are due to be evicted tonight," the note began.
"We urge you to convene Congress immediately to a session to vote to extend the eviction moratorium and begin to keep people in their homes," it said.
About 40 protesters stood in front of Pelosi's house, Newsweek reported. One activist said the spokeswoman was targeted for failing to see the gravity of the situation.
"The reason we're in her home is because she has a beautiful mansion in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, and it shows how little contact she has with people who are being evicted," said Chris Evans Fox News.
Pelosi pushed for the moratorium to be extended until October 18 after President Joe Biden said Thursday a Supreme Court ruling meant he could not act without the support of Congress.
The spokesman told reporters on Friday that there was "not really enough time" before the seven-week break to take action against the expiry of the moratorium. She later asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to extend it, The Hill reported.
On Saturday evening, she tweeted that the Republicans had blocked the measure in "an act of sheer cruelty".
Reps Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley slept outside the Capitol for the weekend to urge lawmakers to return to vote on an extension.
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