Re: [nasna] Cities Target Homeless Newspaper Vendors [Broward County, FL]

Virginia Sellner (
Tue, 18 May 1999 12:31:28 -0600 (MDT)

>From: (Virginia Sellner)
>Subject: Re: [nasna] Cities Target Homeless Newspaper Vendors [Broward
County, FL]
>Cc: Frank Kaiser
>Well, why is it that people feel so threatened by Street Vendors for these
papers?  They don't "coax" money from people as panhandlers do (not if they
are trained right) -- and they are doing something that has some self esteem
to it -- they are NOT begging.
>What is wrong with organizations in some of these cities (other
organizations that serve the homeless) that they are so afraid of these
>Could it be they're into keeping the homeless on the streets so they won't
be out of jobs themselves?  Isn't that what it is all about?  If you work in
a homeless program shouldn't you be wanting, trying to put yourself out of
>People need to spend their time on their own programs, and quit wasting so
much energy on worrying about what someone else is doing.
>Good grief.
>Virginia Sellner

Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless
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Cheyenne, WY 82003-1232
Located at 910 Central Ave. Upstairs
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