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TAKE ACTION NOW! Defend the Rights of Homeless People in California


Society & Culture  (tags: culture, politics, society, homelessness, rights, news, ethics, americans )

Cal
- 642 days ago - forcechange.com
The Homeless Person's Bill of Rights and Fairness Act is legislation that homeless advocates have been waiting for, a bill that would help to stop discrimination against homeless people. California's cities have some of the highest homeless populations in



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Cynthia Davis (340)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:22 am
This should be nation wide not just in California.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:23 am
Signed TY Cal
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:58 am
signed and noted
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:06 am
Thanks Cal for the link. Signed and noted.
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:46 am
Absolutely signed! Thank you, Cal for this
 

Michela m. (3924)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:54 am
S&N
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:54 am
signed~
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:02 am
S&N
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:52 am
They're citizens, too. Many of them are veterans who came home to nothing. Gladly signed.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 8:47 am
As much as I empathize with homeless people, until YOU have lived or worked in an area where they congregate in large numbers, you have NO IDEA what a problem it creates.

Crime, litter, grafitti, constant panhandling, drugs, loss of business for store-owners....you need to think about how to manage this without throwing up your hands and just letting tent cities spring up in public places.

This is well-meaning, but, in my opinion, it does NOT address the problem.

 

lee e. (114)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 9:37 am
I agree Pam, but first end discrimination - then correct the problem - this country is creating the homelessness of thousands - perhaps if the outcry is loud enough there will be more to address the issue - but this is a start! IMHO
Signed and shared - thanx Cal
 

Ben Oscarsito (337)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:00 am
Well, there shouldn't be any homeless people in "The richest country" on this Planet!
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:17 pm
Tanks fo rposting Cal and thinking of the less fourtunate gladly signed shared tweeted and g+ noted too
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:41 pm
Signed Cal TY
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:55 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you Cal
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:07 pm
Signed for the homeless and Califorinia Dreaming.
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:38 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:56 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Nichole L. (68)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:19 pm
Signed, Cal. Thanks!
 

Dorothy N. (63)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:54 pm
Cynthia D. has it right: 'This should be nation wide not just in California.'

Although any step is a step forward.

The insane part is that homelessness is now 'OK' in so many wealthy industrialized nations, that we don't freak and demand social programs to help our fellow-citizens, programs of a type that some countries actually used to have before the money went on things like corporate welfare/bail-outs for those underpaying/rendering people poor and ultimately homeless or acting more directly to take their homes because people are 'small enough to fail' while banksters aren't...
 

Michelle R. (5)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:31 pm
noted & signed
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:50 pm
Have signed. Thank you Cal.
 

jo M. (3)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 8:00 pm
Why should anyone have a right to lie on a sidewalk? Pam is right, find a real solution instead of legalizing the problems.
 

. (5)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 8:03 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 9:31 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal.
 

Jules W. (61)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 10:02 pm
Signed and noted, "California, I'm, coming home." JM
 

Arild Warud (164)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:56 am
Signed,TY Cal.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 7:08 am
S+N
 

Dave C. (214)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 9:29 am
signed. thanks.
 

. (0)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 10:23 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Danny M. (82)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:41 pm
Signed. Thanks Cal!
 

Ruth R. (219)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:31 pm
Noted, signed, posted to facebook.
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:06 pm
Signed.
 

Fran away F. (111)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 6:07 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal. The U.S. and the world need to acknowledge freedom from want as a basic human right. President Franklin D. Roosevelt defined it as one of the Four Freedoms in his 1941 State of the Union Address. Freedom from want is part of the Declaration of Universal Human Rights, which grew out of the Four Freedoms concept. We would all be a lot better off if we took the need for freedom from want more seriously and incorporated it into our social programs. President Johnson tried to do that in his War on Poverty, but it got trumped by funding for the Vietnam War. And then Reagan came along and trashed the whole idea of freedom from want. But it's not going away just because the party of no thinks some people *deserve* to be homeless and hungry. They can't kill the truth.
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 7:01 pm
This is a very political issue, and one deserving much more press! The GOP and some "DINO's- have been on a crusade of eliminating unions and jobs, insisting that taxes will not be raised on the people who are the criminals in this country - the rich!!!! I've gotten so damned angry with capitalism as it is expressed in this oligarchic plutocracy, I feel like egging each fancy car I see in my own god damn city!!!!!! The rich are the reason there are people unemployed and homeless -- if it takes a revolution - so be it, but they've got to be stopped, and eliminated from the fabric of our society!!!
 

Ludger W. (72)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 11:25 pm
done
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:11 am
Signed and e-mailed.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:28 am
signed & noted
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday December 14, 2012, 2:17 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:20 am
Signed
 

Gawe? S. (18)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:33 am
signed
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Friday December 14, 2012, 2:43 pm
Signed, thanks!
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:39 pm
Santa Rosa Ca ..a flashmob "sleep in" on city hall lawn this past summer. Police are making people sleeping in their cars to "move on". We get damned cold nights in summer due to fog. Shelters are closed. What are people to do? Yes it's nasty, unsanitary to have homeless people around. But...not all are druggies, addicts,crazies. At some point they were someone's baby who was nursed, dressed, and fed..perhaps not very well...but managed to live to adulthood.
I don't know what the answer is, but if someone can afford a car as shelter, they should be able to catch at least a scary night's rest that will enable them to battle through the next 24 hours of their life.
 

Karen R. (87)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 3:38 am
signed
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 3:50 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks, Cal.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday December 17, 2012, 9:59 pm
Signed and noted!
 

Emma S. (227)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 11:37 am
Done! Thanks, Cal.
 
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