November 2020
Greetings!

Sending you well wishes as we approach the Holiday Season! We must all do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19, which means the holidays might look a little different this year.
House in hands
Our Public Policy Advocacy team has been working hard in anticipation of the 2021 Legislative Session, as well as a potential special session before the new year. Specifically, we are calling for an extension of the statewide eviction moratorium that is set to expire on Dec. 31.

Housing stability is interlinked with many issues EMO advocates for, such as food security and addressing youth homelessness. At our food pantry (NE Emergency Food Program) and others across the state, we are hearing stories of Oregonians who are being forced to decide between paying for rent or putting food on the table.

Join us in supporting the most vulnerable among us during this pandemic: Take action and contact your state legislators to extend the eviction moratorium (at least through the end of the school year). Please use the button link below to email your legislators.

Our team would not find its success without the engagement of our statewide network of people like you. We thank you for your dedication!
Britton Conroy
EMO director of Public Policy Advocacy
EMO President Jan Elfers Calls for Extension of Eviction Moratorium
EMO President Jan Elfers was joined by the Oregon Food Bank's Suzannah Morgan and the Oregon Law Center's Sybil Hebb in writing an Op-Ed, "Lawmakers must act to prevent mass displacement and homelessness." Published in The Oregonian today, the Op-Ed emphasizes the need to extend Oregon's eviction moratorium that is set to expire on Dec. 31.

House Speaker Tina Kotek joined them in their call, adding that she would like to see $100 million invested to keep Oregonians housed and to stabilize the rental market.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
503-221-1054 | emo@emoregon.org | emoregon.org