Poverty

Oregon Legislature kills the Right to Rest Act (HB 2367) after 7-minute “hearing”

The Oregon Right to Rest Act (HB 2367) would have removed laws that further entrench people into poverty and traumatize our neighbors by citing them for sleeping, sitting, and standing in public space. In spite of the overwhelming public response…

San Francisco, CA. Cited in Plain Sight: How California Polices Being Black, Brown and Unhoused in Public!

The release of our new report revealed thousands of non-traffic infractions are disproportionately enforced on Black, Latinx and unhoused Californians each year, primarily for behavior that amounts to simply existing in public: sitting, sleeping, and loitering (standing). Here are resources…