We recommend using something like the sample message below. Before calling, think about why the eviction moratorium has been essential for you, for someone you love, or for your community. Feel free to share this in your message.
Sample message from Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, WLIHA:
Hi Governor Inslee, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I live in [YOUR CITY]. I am calling because my community is not prepared for the expiration of the eviction moratorium, which has played a hugely important role in preventing homelessness and preventing the spread of COVID-19. A June 30th expiration would undo all of this. The moratorium should not be lifted until counties have key protections in place that the state legislature passed this session. I urge you to extend the moratorium until counties can demonstrate they are able to prevent evictions and to extend the prohibition on rent increases for one year. [Optional: share why the eviction moratorium has been important for you, your family, or your community over the past year]. Again, I’m urging you to extend the moratorium until counties have the protections in place to prevent evictions, and to extend the prohibition on rent increases for one year.