Friday, March 02, 2007

Local homeless squaters rights activist are organizing a sit-in/rally

This was just sent as a press release to Street Roots.

Local homeless squaters rights activist are organizing a sit-in/rally against the sit-lie ordinance at waterfront park. We would love to see people come in solidarity and speak about their opinion on this bill they are trying to bill. The Mayor is saying that the 10 year plan to end homelessness has dropped 30% thinking that the plan has been successful when as many people getting off the street there are as many getting on the street. The sit-lie ordinance is being voted upon this month of March. With this bill being past no one can sit or lie down in the downtown area.

Most homeless youth can go to selters but when shelters are full kids are forced to sleep outside. And most elder homeless folks are to old to go into shelters were youth are if their shelters are full. Forced to sleep under bridges were they are brutalized in their sleep or arrested and brutalized by police and or PBA funded clean and safe. This brutal actions have lead to deaths of many homeless and mentally disabled kids and adults many like the well known James Chasse who was kicked in the ribs for urinating in public when there is no bathrooms for public use.

We are fed up with the mistreatment help us help you.

March 14th
2:30 pm
Waterfront park
In between Hawthorn and morrison bridge
Bring a sign against sit-lie and bring your smiles and friends

1 comment:

Ohnny said...

Hello, This is jonny
(homeless rights/activist)
I was wonder if you guys or anyone of street roots is interested in giving a small speech/ opinion on The Sit-Lie ordinance and 10 year plan to "end homelessness" I'm contacting food not bombs to do a feed under one of the bridges during this. Most of us are doing this because we are sick of people speaking for us when we should be the ones speaking out. If you or anyone else is interested in this please email me at
Thank you for all your teams work on this grass root non profit paper. You guys are great and do have impact on lots of people who read the paper.
Have a good day.
In your struggles,

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