Category: Human Rights

#OpSafeWinter Helping Each Other Survive the Cold

In November 2013, Anonymous launched #OpSafeWinter is a global movement to aid the homeless. Direct Action Welfare Group(DAWG) sees this as a great opportunity for many new people to get involved in the work poor people’s groups have been doing for years around homelessness and poverty. We also see this as a potential new global…
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Government Shutdown Impacts Low Income People, Human Rights Advocates

The ongoing shutdown of the federal government, which began on October 1, has had a significant impact on low income people and organizations who advocate on their behalf.  While we are encouraged that a plan to end the shutdown seems likely to garner support in the Senate and from the Administration, as this newsletter went…
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

“National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a national HIV/AIDS testing and treatment community mobilization effort designed to encourage Blacks across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get treated, and get involved with HIV/AIDS, as it continues to devastate Black communities,” says LaMont “Montee” Evans, of Healthy Black Communities, Inc. and…
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California Introduces a Homeless Bill of Rights

Building off of Rhode Island’s community effort, a coalition of West Coast organizations working with Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced a Homeless Persons’ Bill of Rights and Fairness Act on December 3, 2012. The bill’s author, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, said, “We need to stop criminalizing the behavior of people who have nowhere else to…
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