Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Join Us to Organize Against Inhumane
Treatment of Homeless People in Southern Nevada

Please join us, Southern Nevada Advocates for Homeless People (SNAHP), for a meeting to plan and organize actions against inhumane treatment of homeless people.

If you are tired of the shameless, inhumane, and embarrassing punitive treatment of homeless people for being homeless, and the neglect of their survival needs by the community, its government representatives, and business sector ----

If you are somewhere between “Enough is Enough,” “It’s Time to Do Something,” and OUTRAGE ----


Southern Nevada Advocates for Homeless People (SNAHP)

call you to a homeless advocacy organizational meeting to plan our actions

To support Gail and Joe Sacco, Lyla Bartholomae, and others who feed homeless people where they are

To support the ACLU and other organizations and individuals in their lawsuits against the City of Las Vegas for its inhumane laws and police actions targeting homeless people

To support Family Promise, Poverello House, Straight from the Streets, and other organizations that house and provide care for homeless families and individuals

To protest the punitive treatment and neglect of homeless children and veterans in the Las Vegas Valley

To protest the lack of housing for homeless families and individuals in the Las Vegas Valley

To protest the outrageous attempts of government leaders to exclude and chase homeless people from our community

To demand that the Las Vegas Valley community, including its city and county governments, and its gambling and other business sectors - with the participation of state government - fulfill its moral and humane obligations to address the housing and other needs of homeless people in a fair, caring, positive, and just manner

To demand that the governments invest our taxes in housing and aiding homeless people rather than in the senseless, inhumane, futile, and unjust criminalization of homelessness

Join us for a meeting to plan our actions

at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Community Center at UNLV

4765 Brussels Street, Las Vegas (see map below)

on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 4:00 PM (Park in the lot adjoining the building)

Link to Mapquest:
Map of 4765 Brussels St
Las Vegas, NV 89119-6602, US


Jacqueline Dowd said...

Down in Orlando, we are facing many of the same struggles. We wish you well, and many of us will be at your meeting in spirit.

Mom said...

Jacqueline, Thanks for your note. And thanks for the good wishes.

I've been thinking of you all down in Orlando everyday - as well as the other groups who have been harassed.

Know that my thoughts are with you. And let us know if there is anything we can do from Las Vegas for you all.