Congresswoman spends night on U.S. Capitol steps in plea for eviction ban extension
Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri spent the night on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to persuade Congress to extend the ban on evictions that expires Saturday.
Yeah, no, like I thought um the night went better than what a night would really look like for somebody um really a housed because it could have gotten a lot colder, but it didn't and I know because I've had to be out uh sleep outside when it was colder than the uh the night was. Um it was necessary to continue this awareness because we need we need our the powers that be to understand that we're not just going to let this go quietly when the lives of actual people that were supposed to represent like, like actual whole people, like human beings actually are at risk by this policy decision, so or the lack of one. So we're out here, but when you hear the cries of others, when you hear the suffering of others, we're already fighting a battle and losing a battle because there are people who slept out last night the night, the night before, there are people who are already on housed. And we don't have enough, We don't have enough, um shelters. We don't have enough. We don't have the safe housing for them right now. Mhm. And that's a failure. That's another moral failure on our society. This is a systemic problem. This is a structural problem that can be handled by better policy decisions.