Community Converges on Thanksgiving Eve to Demand Human Rights, End Homeless Sweeps
Mello – who’s interview from yesterday is posted at the bottom of this email
CALL FOR SLEEPING BAG DONATIONS FOR THOSE SURVIVING OUTSIDE THIS WINTER. Please bring sleeping bags to donate tonight!
When: Wednesday November 21st 2018 6pm
Where: City and County Building (1437 Bannock St)
What: Community Convergence Demanding End of Homeless Sweeps
After 4 weeks of non-stop police sweeps of homeless people trying to survive the winter, the people of Denver are saying enough is enough and convening in public outcry to demand this displacement end. WE ARE TRYING TO COLLECT 319 SLEEPING BAGS TO DISTRIBUTE to people living on the streets to represent the 3195 PEOPLE who have been contacted by police for violating the survival ban (known as camping ban) in the last 9 months and forced to move along to nowhere.
Yesterday 13 community organizations signed on to a letter to Mayor Hancock and city council demanding the following immediate steps:
· Stop the sweeps
· Stop taking people’s blankets and property
· Provide land and legal variance for tent dwelling for people without homes
(See the letter attached)
Immediate action to protect the rights, dignity, and survival of people without housing in Denver is possible…simply at the Mayor’s word. We are demanding he reverse his actions and hear the cry of the streets.
Watch interview with Mello, who has been on the streets for 6 years and is directly effected by the sweeps, telling channel 9 what is really going on.
Enough is enough.
Denver Homeless Out Loud