Ask Governor Cooper to stop evictions in North Carolina during COVID-19 crisis
Time is about to run out: We must stop the harm being done by sheriffs who are continuing to push people out of their homes.
Sheriffs across North Carolina are continuing to evict families, despite three different orders from Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley that eviction cases should be delayed for 30 days. Many sheriffs do not feel the order gives them the authority to stop enforcing “orders for possession” that were entered in cases before the Chief Justice’s orders.
Governor Cooper needs to act to stop evictions from being carried out and can do so with the broad powers he has to protect the health and safety of the public.
At a time when lawmakers across the country are warning communities about the importance of sheltering in place, sheriffs continue to remove families from their homes. This is not only wildly inconsistent with public safety recommendations it is morally wrong.
TAKE ACTION: Ask Governor Cooper to issue an Executive Order TODAY to halt evictions
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