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New Contact Info for Santa Cruz PeaceCamp 2010
by Robert Norse
Saturday Jul 17th, 2010 3:45 PM
The Sleep-Out and Protest against the City's Sleeping Ban at the County Government Building is now going into its 14th night. Folks are invited to bring food and blankets and join them, or offer other forms of encouragement and support.
So far no citations have been given there. The average number of folks sleeping there each night is about 20. The portapotty there continues to be the only open night-time bathroom in the Santa Cruz downtown area. The Camp is now a 24-hour protest and is seeking to do greater outreach.
Activist and sometime sidewalk sleeper Becky Johnson has set up an informational website at http://www.peacecamp2010.blogspot.com/ following actions at the Peace Camp.

Additional New Contact Information for Peace Camp 2010:
Peace Camp 2010 Official E-Mail Address: SCPeaceCamp2010 [at] gmail.com .
Peace Camp 2010 Official Public Mobile Phone Number: 831-675-6096
Peace Camp 2010 Official Twitter Account: SCPeaceCamp2010
Peace Camp 2010 Official YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PeaceCamp2010

Media Documentation and Stories on Peace Camp 2010:
View the Sleeping Debate between Activist-Attorney Ed Frey and Mayor Mike Rotkin at http://www.ksbw.com/news/24225345/detail.html?taf=mty
Listen to the full Debate at http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb100711.mp3 (approx. half way through the audio file).

Sentinel stories, editorials and letters: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_15446448
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_15454267 http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/ci_15463624
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/letters/ci_15474508 http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/ci_15489007

Free Radio Interviews and commentary from the first week of Peace Camp 2010: http://www.huffsantacruz.org/BB%207-17-10.mp3

KION Video and Story: http://www.kionrightnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=12754892 .

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(rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com) Saturday Jul 17th, 2010 11:58 PM
Sleeping Ban Vigil and Peace Camp -

Sleeping Ban Vigil and Peace Camp
Where? On the Steps of the County Courthouse
When? Night-after-Night 8 PM to 8:30 AM until the Ban is lifted
Why? To provide a Safe place to sleep and restore Homeless Rights
Peace Camp Lawyer Ed Frey Speaks Back to the Sentinel -
Support Peace Camp 2010 at the Courthouse-

Support Peace Camp 2010 at the Courthouse
Ocean & Water Streets 8 PM to 7 AM Nightly...Weekdays 8-5 PM
Wanted: Food, Blankets, Activists, Volunteers, Legal Help, Computer and Website Workers, & Supporters
(rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com) Sunday Jul 18th, 2010 12:02 AM
Petition to End the Sleeping Ban -

We, the undersigned, urge Santa Cruz City Council to immediately end the City's anti-homeless Sleeping and Blanket Bans in Santa Cruz (MC 6.36.010a and MC 6.36.010b).

There is no available emergency walk-in shelter for homeless people until mid-November.
New oppressive laws before City Council will now make Sleeping tickets a jailing offense.

To restore human rights to poor and homeless people, to avoid costly lawsuits, and to do the right thing, we ask Santa Cruz to join other major California cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, Richmond, & Laguna Beach. In these cities, nighttime sleeping outside is no longer a crime.