New data underscores urgent need for federal moratorium on utility shut-offs
According to Food & Water Action’s live tracker, 10 statewide moratoriums on water shutoffs and dozens of local moratoriums have already expired, leaving millions of people vulnerable to losing basic water services.
“It is morally unacceptable to cut off people’s essential services like water, energy, and broadband amidst the ongoing pandemic— particularly as climate-induced heat waves hit across the country. People’s lives are more important than meeting profit margins. We need a comprehensive national moratorium passed in Congress,” said Johanna Bozuwa of The Democracy Collaborative.