Seattle Times says "Tents beat alternative" for migrants

Anitra Freeman (anitra@speakeasy.org)
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 17:06:29 -0700 (PDT)


http://www.seattle-times.com/news/editorial/html98/tented_19990608.html

				    Seattle Times
                                    June 8, 1999
                                    Editorial

                                    For migrant workers picking
                                    cherries, tents beat alternative

                                    NEW state rules that allow growers
                                    to provide store-bought camping
                                    tents, along with basic amenities,
                                    offer a practical alternative to
                                    migrant cherry workers sleeping in
                                    their cars.

The Seattle Times goes on to make the same arguments for tent
encampments for migrant workers in Eastern Washington that SHARE/WHEEL
are making for tent encampments for homeless citizens here in Seattle.
We intend to make the most of this in our campaign for Tent City 3.
Check out the editorial to see what use you can make of it in your own
area.  If you can't access the website, let me know and I'll send you a
text copy.


/ Anitra L. Freeman /
"Never doubt that a small group of imperfect people can improve the
world--indeed they are the only ones who ever have." not Margaret Mead