In more news from New York, the state Legislature has convened a last-minute session today where it is expected they will extend the moratorium on evictions during the pandemic, which was set to expire yesterday. On Tuesday, hundreds gathered outside the office of Governor Hochul to demand the eviction ban be extended.
Protester: “We’re out here not as a political issue. This is not a right-left — this is not a political issue. This is a moral issue.”
Meanwhile, pandemic unemployment benefits are set to expire in less than a week — on September 6 — for millions of unemployed people across the country.