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Next Step for the #TackleHomelessness Super Bowl Protest

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Remember last week how we got thousands of people out in the streets to for our Tackle Homelessness Super Bowl Protest? And remember how we made #TackleHomelessness trend on twitter. And remember when nearly every major publication in America wrote about it and showed the world the fuckery perpetrated by Mayor Ed Lee?

Yeah, that was rad.

This Tuesday, February 9th, it’s time for the next step. I just received this from the Coalition on Homelessness:

#TackleHomelessness Superbowl Protest Next Step
Please come to speak during public comment at SF Board of Supervisors Feb 9 Tuesday at around 4:00.

The Mayor is scheduled to speak at 2:00, we are going to have a silent vigil that will be homeless people led/convened. We have about 30 shirts for folks to wear for silent vigil inside chambers. We are NOT planning on disrupting, just putting pressure on the Mayor with our very powerful presence.

We would appreciate support from the broader community to speak in public comment, which should take place no earlier then 4:00, but likely much later.

The Mayor will not be there for public comment, but it is OK to direct comments towards him.

We are demanding:
$5 million to go immediately to house homeless people
Moratorium on criminalization of homeless people
Sustained commitment from the city to end homelessness, which includes identifying progressive revenue source.

FB invite is here.


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