If you are interested in going to SanFran for the gathering, party, and action- and you live north of the city- please call PARC [Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community] so we can arrange carpools and/or chartered bus rides. Some of us will be traveling, hopefully with folks from Oregon, for this important gathering and strong rally. It’s exciting to know that people will be joining together from up and down the West Coast. Please consider bringing your energy and your voice! Pass on the word- January 19th and 20th!!
PARC’s number is (707) 442-7465. PEOPLE PROJECT USES THIS PHONE NUMBER.
Check out the WRAP website (links below).
Homelessness Ends With A Home Action!
WRAP [Western Regional Advocacy Project/http://www.wraphome.org/index.php/home] invites you to join thousands of people coming to San Francisco to demand that the federal government end the national disgrace of mass homelessness with HOUSE KEYS, NOT HANDCUFFS!
The festivities will begin the night of January 19th at 7 pm at the Sub-Mission Art Space located at 2183 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.
There will be a press conference, organizers gathering, and dance party
featuring the scorching rhythms of Grammy-nominated Fito Reinoso and Ritmo y Armonia!
The next day we will rally at 12 pm and then march to the new Federal Building to present our housing and civil rights demands to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. We will finish at Civic Center with food and music.
A detailed schedule of events will be sent shortly.
See our demands and endorsers below or go to:
Read even more here at the WRAP blog:
What We Want
1) Immediately restore All Federal Government affordable housing program funding to comparable 1978 allocation levels. With an emphasis on HUD’s Public Housing and Project-based Sect 8, USDA new unit construction, and the National Housing Trust Fund program.
2) Enact a moratorium on the demolition, conversion or destruction of ANY publicly funded units until federal law guarantees one for one replacement at existing affordability rates.
3) Ensure adequate funding for operations of public housing to prevent unit loss, high vacancy rates, and substandard living conditions.
On civil rights
1) Stop police and business improvement zone programs that enforce “nuisance” or “quality of life” crimes. These programs criminalize and remove homeless, poor, people of color, and disabled members of our communities.
2) Call for DOJ to respond to LA community request for investigation of discriminatory police enforcement under the Safer Cities Initiative that targets homeless, poor, people of color and disabled community residents.
3) Ensure that the more than 914,000 homeless children in our public schools are able to stay at their “home school,” are fully integrated with their housed peers, and are provided the support they need to learn and thrive.
4) Stop any and all questions regarding a person’s immigration status when they are requesting housing, health care, emergency shelter or services.
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Network of Spiritual Progressives
Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
American Friends Service Committee Pacific Mountain
Berkeley Community Coalition
Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency
Central City Hospitality House
CHAM Deliverance Ministry
Circle K International, UC Berkeley Club
Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
Community Housing Partnership
Council of Community Housing Organizations
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Just Cause Oakland
Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
Homeless Leadership Project
Inner City Law Center
Los Angeles Community Action Network
Mission Neighborhood Resource Center
National Lawyers Guild
People Organized To Win Employment Rights
Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community
Planning for Elders HealthCare Action Team
Poor Magazine/Poor News Network
Saint Mary’s Center
San Francisco Living Wage Coalition
San Francisco Network Ministries
San Francisco Homeless Service Providers’ Network
San Francisco Tenants Union
SHOC/Safe Ground Sacramento
Socially Responsible Network
The Suitcase Clinic
Union de Vecinos
Youth Spirit Artworks
Oregon and Washington
American Friends Service Committee Pacific Northwest
Coalition for a Liveable Future
Community Alliance of Tenants
Downtown Chapel Roman Catholic Parish
Jobs with Justice
Mental Health Association of Portland
Nortwest Pilot Project
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Portland State University Progressive Student Union
Rose Community Development
Sisters Of The Road
Social Welfare Action Alliance
Tenant Rights Project
Transit Riders’ Union
Whitefeather Peace House