Why wouldn't our government want the people being governed to be educated, healthy, well-housed and able to freely be in nature? Is it wrong to think that government should want these things for all people?
We can't put our hope in politicians and organizations that attempt to smooth out the edges of terrible legislation while people lose their homes and programs are gutted. In communities across the country, groups are joining hands to build a movement for the human right to housing.
We are building a movement to reclaim our communities for all members: not just those who set the rents. We must make clear the myriad of ways in which our community members are treated as though they are less than human.
Across the nation, cities are responding to poverty and homelessness not by creating programs to enable people to survive these harsh times, but by persecuting the victims of an economic downturn of historic dimensions.