Our Homes Our Voices Rally on Capitol Hill Because Everyone Deserves an Affordable Home
On Wednesday, July 26, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) will hold a “Rally on Capitol Hill” as part of Our Homes Our Voices National Housing Week of Action.
The Rally will take place at 11:15 a.m. at Upper Senate Park in Washington D.C. The Congressional Reception will directly follow this event.
The 450 advocates attending the Congressional Reception will attend the Rally as it is across the street from the Dirksen Senate Building and is an integral part of the event.
NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel will lead this rally in support of affordable homes.
Invited speakers include:
- National Alliance to End Homelessness President and CEO Nan Roman
- Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD),
- Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL),
- Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY),
- Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA),
- Rep. David Price (D-NC), and
- Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), and
- other affordable home advocates.
The Rally is part of the Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action. The Week of Action includes local events across the country as well as national events in DC and online.
Our July 26 Congressional Reception is just one example of another event happening that week.
Please join us in supporting NLIHC’s national call for increased investments in housing and community development programs
The Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action includes local events across the country as well as national events in DC and online. Join us as we launch a national call for increased investments in housing and community development programs
Also, on July 26 at 2:00 pm (EDT) and and during the entire Congressional Reception, join NLIHC and Monarch Housing Associates for a national Twitterstorm.
By engaging on Twitter at the same time, we will draw the attention of members of Congress to the affordable homes crisis and the Our Homes, Our Voices campaign.
A few sample tweets are here:
- Congress: everyone deserves an affordable place to live! #OurHomesOurVoices #NJHillDay #NoHousingCuts
- Having to deciding btw paying rent & buying food is unacceptable. Join #OurHomesOurVoices #NJHillDay #NoHousingCuts
For sample tweets and images, see the resources page, or visit this link to easily tweet the NJ members of Congress see the sidebar for contact information.
For more information about the Rally, email Sarah Jemison at NLIHC.
Click here for a flyer promoting the Rally.