Urge Congress to #CancelUtilityDebt
Households across the country are being crushed by a tidal wave of utility debt. That weight — which totals in the billions of dollars nationally — is decades in the making and was worsened by the economic and health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With government supports put in place during the pandemic expiring, it's critical that we work together to ensure that people are able to access water, power and internet. No one should ever have to decide between paying their utility bills and paying for other essentials.
The bipartisan infrastructure package moving through the Senate has no protections against utility shutoffs. It also doesn’t provide substantive utility-debt relief.
Urge your members of Congress to use the infrastructure package to #CancelUtilityDebt.
This action is supported by the Utility Justice Coalition, which is led by the Center for Biological Diversity, Corporate Accountability International, The Democracy Collaborative, Food & Water Watch, Free Press Action and Partnership for Southern Equity.
The graphic on this page was designed by Rianna Eckel.