chance martin's submission for best quote of 1999

Coalition on Homelessness, SF (
Sat, 25 Dec 1999 19:52:32 -0800

We have nothing to lose.  We are dying.  What more can they take from
you than your life?  They go after your spirit; they go after your
dignity; they go after your ability to determine for yourself - and then
they let you die in the streets.

What you have to do is be willing to stand up and say, 'First, you're gonna
look me in the eye. You are gonna treat me like an equal. You are 
gonna treat me with respect. BECAUSE I DEMAND IT! And if enough of 
us--from our little funky little
street newspapers - from our taken-over airwaves with our independent 
liberation radio station - manipulating the media and learning from 
the way they ignore us - if we are saying the same thing then WE 
create the national dialog.
Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
468 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
vox: (415) 346.3740
Fax: (415) 775.5639