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|Freedom Sleepers Resume Protest at City Hall|
|Date||Sunday August 02|
|Time||7:00 PM - 7:00 AM|
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|Chow down at Food Not Bombs 4-6 PM, then gather in front of the Main Post Office for final preparations, followed by a parade to City Hall, a modest meal there, and a night outside City Hall. We encourage the community to join us in a night of peaceful petitioning and protest to end the City-wide Sleeping Ban.|
We continue this conscience-raising solidarity with homeless people outside who have no legal place to sleep (1500-2000 of them).
Claudia Brown, speaking for the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center declared recently that the HLOSC will not be serving people who don't have a funding stream (such as SSI or Section 8 Vouchers)--as a "path to housing".
Meanwhile police and rangers continue harassment ticketing with additional "stay-away" orders for the "crime" of sleeping after 11 PM outside. City Council's response has been to increase penalties, add more police, and create more "closed" areas.
For more background on the protest as well as the latest flier, go to "3rd Sleep-in at City Hall" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/07/23/18775300.php .
For the saga of that 3rd Sleepout (or part of it anyway), check out "Community Sleep-ins Continue at Santa Cruz City Hall" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/07/31/18775606.php
See also "Freedom Sleepers" at https://www.facebook.com/groups/503367863160715/
NOTE: This posting reflects my views specifically, though I believe they are shared by many of the Freedom Sleepers.
Pass it around and join us!