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Support Homeless Kids in GG Park and Petition Mayor Newsome !

by Tony Nixon (tobynixon [at] yahoo.com)
Homeless people in Golden Gate Park are being harassed
by the cops and having their critical survival gear
taken by Department of Public
Works.
Homeless people in Golden Gate Park are being harassed
by the cops and having their critical survival gear
taken by Department of Public
Works.

Even though there are a thousand Homeless people living in Golden Gate Park and between 3,500 and 4,500 Homeless people living in San Francisco, Mayor Newsom says that a 1,000 shelter beds are "adequate housing," for the homeless

And "everyone else is just refusing shelter"

Mayor Newsom is saying that those who refuse shelter, those not receiving these services are just not wanting these services. However as one of a 100-200
Homeless College students I pointed out that according to the US Conference on Hunger and Homelessness, Mayor Newsom himself initiated states that only 12% of
homeless are drug addicted or have mental illness nationwide, and that the majority of individuals who are homeless fall under the category of FAMILIES with CHILDREN.

Over half of those are single women with children are running away from
domestic abuse by their husband or family.

Which raises the question: "Are they scapegoatinghomeless with stereotypes of junkie and thief. (Like myself having been on my own, running out of an
abusive family as soon as I could. Unable to get a job and too young to go into shelter.However it was legal that my mother could just kick me out because at 17 I was legally on my own).

So after job corps I tried to get into college. "Sorry you have to report your parents income." But I was homeless. My parents didn't take care of me. "Doesn't mean anything... you have to be 24 to legally be separated as far as income".

Over200 young people like myself sleep in Golden Gate Park every night. Over 800people sleep in their R.v.'s and in their cars and inside the park. Asking for decent shelter for the Homeless disabled, for the Homeless families of this city WHO WE HAVE TO PROTECT.

Like 94 year old Bessie, with her two 57 amd 59 yr. disabled sons battling the city after speaking out against conditions in the city. Having their car towed immediately after parking on two occasions where they were told to by city employees

Please send us your words of support and Call Mayor Newson and tell him to stop taking critical survival gear from homeless who aren't appropriately sheltered.
His obvious solution is to drive them out of the city after allowing us to be exploited.

I'll show you pictures. I have evidence. I am even able to show you personally, or to anyone you sent my way. You can see some of it on my myspace account.
http://myspace.com/tobynixon

I have been blogging pictures and video on the internet of these abuses.
http://tobynixon.fotopages.com/

Think about it. What a difference you could make just to observe what we observe everyday.

Click here to sign our
petition:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/795342132

Mayor Gavin Newsom

City Hall, Room 200
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Telephone: (415) 554-6141
Fax: (415) 554-6160
Email: gavin.newsom [at] sfgov.org

DON'T SEND MONEY. Just ask him to stop.

Call toby at 408-561-1022

Our wish list.

* Inflatable housing
* 8 bicycles
* Storage area
* A wagon for supplies
* Camping gear
* Cameras

Support the Park Kids & Petition Mayor Newsom!

Rev. Toby Nixon
Arch-High Priest
Church Pagan Power
tobynixon.info
(408) 561-1022

Circumstance, Demographics and economic position have less to do with a persons character than an ant in the manufacture of Chocolate. However, like the ant they are always trying to get the chocolate."
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