[Hpn] Rally and Civil Necessity at CA State Capitol

paula farrell paula_95814@yahoo.com
Tue, 9 Jul 2002 14:19:13 -0700 (PDT)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // PRESS RELEASE 

CONTACT:
Nancy McCradie
805-886-4895

CHCROP  Right to Sleep Walk arrives in Sacramento

Tuesday July 9, 2 PM at Governor Davis's office (State
Capital Building)  :  Members of the California
Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project will petition
Governor to provide executive protection while they
sleep on capital grounds.  The following day they will
begin sleeping at the state capitol and refuse to
leave until a moratorium on anti-sleeping laws in
California is enacted

Wednesday July 10 from 2-5 PM  at the State Capital :
Rally at the state capital  demanding moratorium on
anti-sleep laws, followed by a civil necessity sleep
in until a moratorium on anti-sleep laws is enacted. 
Homeless individuals and activists are expected from
all over  California.

 After 2 months of walking, California Homeless Civil
Rights Organizing Project Right to Sleep Walkers have
arrived in Sacramento.  The walkers trekked all the
way from San Diego bringing attention to the
anti-homeless sleeping ordinances imposed in many of
California's cities including Sacramento.  

The California Homeless Civil Rights Organizing
Project, is a broad coalition of community
organizations, homeless organizing committees,
homeless advocacy organizations, and homeless and
housed citizens throughout California. In March of
this year, the California Homeless Civil Rights
Organizing Project sent Governor Davis a letter
informing him that they were coming, and  imploring a
moratorium on anti-sleep ordinances throughout the
cities of California.

Now that the walkers have arrived they will visit
Governor Davis's office on Tuesday, July 9, at 2 PM. 
The walkers, joined by other California Homeless Civil
Rights Organizing Project members, will present the
governor's office a letter asking for his protection
from anti-sleep ordinances in California.  They will
inform Governor Davis that there is no place for them
to legally sleep.  Therefore, the following day, they
will begin sleeping  on the capital grounds until
there is a moratorium on all laws banning or
inhibiting sleep throughout California.  They will ask
the governor for executive protection from state and
local law enforcement agencies as they sleep at the
capital.  (A copy of the California Homeless Civil
Rights Organizing Project to the Governor is attached
to this press release.)

On Wednesday July 10 from 2-5 PM, members of the
California Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project
will hold a permitted rally at the state capital 
demanding a moratorium on anti-sleep laws. Homeless
individuals and activists are expected from at least 9
cities throughout  California.  Following this rally,
some of the attendees will begin an act of "civil
necessity."  They intend to continue sleeping at the
capital until a moratorium on anti-sleep laws is
enacted, and they may safely return to their
community.  (A flier for this rally and civil
necessity is attached to this press release.)

Attached to this release are: 1)a copy of the letter
to be presented to Governor Davis on July 9; 2) a
letter sent to Governor Davis in May 2002; 3) a flier
for the rally and "civil necessity" on July 10

For more information contact Nancy McCradie :
805-886-4895



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