Since the beginning of March, the United States has taken a beating. The coronavirus’s frightening spread across the country has spooked investors, impeded the workforce and ground consumption to a halt. As a result, we’ve seen the stock market suffer some of its worst weeks in history, as Americans file for unemployment in record numbers.
But in the midst of it all, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) has taken several bold steps to ensure that New York survives the economic crisis.
By and large, Maloney’s response has prioritized the working class – the lifeblood of New York’s economy. On Mar. 18, she lead 106 members of Congress in writing a letter calling for a nationwide moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions on federally-backed properties.