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Resist the Refugee Makers ! Protest Brunch Outside 115 Coral St.

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Date:
Monday, June 08, 2015
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Robert Norse
Email:
Phone:
831-4232-4833
Address:
309 Cedar PMB14B Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location Details:
Near the entrance to the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center at 115 Coral St., near Hiway 1 and Hiway 9 (River St.).

Potluck Brunch & Resistance Roundtable

The Homeless (Lack of) Services Center [HLOSC] has lost less than 1/5th of their budget due to state-directed federal budget cuts.

It could tighten its belt and mobilize the community.

Instead the HLOSC has chosen to abruptly close down its meals, showers, mail, bathroom,laundry, the Paul Lee Loft, the Page Smith Community House, and the Resuscitation Center.

This will happen at the end of June. According to a long-time worker there, these cuts and closures will still happen even if the funding is restored or volunteers agree to take on the tasks there.

One hundred or more disabled, sick, and vulnerable clients will be dumped out on the streets to join the 1500-2000 there in the City. Volunteers there believe this could be a death sentence for some. Others will face the revived Sleeping Ban with its $157 nightly fines.,

This apparently is a part of the HLOSC's decision to jettison emergency services. It's part of yet another heavy-on-PR short-on-funding program plans focusing on (the image but not the substance) "long-term housing".

The federal government abandoned its commitment to housing under Reagan over 30 years ago and currently has no plans to fund the massive housing needed. Too busy with more foreign wars, police gear, and bankster bolstering perhaps.

There is no indication in City and County budget hearings, that either are willing to shift money (say from the City's bloated $25 million police budget). The HLOSC has so far declined several requests to release its budget for public inspection.

Emergency services must be restored--hopefully under client-run and community-transparent control.

Come Together to Support Community Restoration and Expansion of the Basic Services That Bureaucrats, Bigots, & Buckgrabbers are Cutting Off July 1st

Food Not Bombs activists will be supplying and serving food.

Bring food, friends, cameras, and conscience!

More info on a four-way discussion on Free Radio Santa Cruz between Stephen Nelson, Andy Carcello, Mike O'Grady, and Doug Loisel at http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb150607.mp3
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