Tuesday, August 26, 2014
How to send or present testimony on the homeless criminalization bills coming up at the City Council
In the interests of getting the word out as widely as possible, I’ve snipped the instructions to give testimony on the homeless criminalization bills from the event Facebook page posted by the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery. Note that you do not have to be a Facebook user to view these pages.
Related: Shocking Statement By Service Provider (IHS), change.org, by Kathryn Xian.
Submit written testimony online and/or show up in person.
Once again the Honolulu Mayor and City Council, led by Ikaika Anderson, have RE-introduced the bills intending to cruelly outlaw sitting and lying on the sidewalks, which is the last public space that's legal for people to rest at night in Hawaii. This is the bills' last hearing!
JOIN US in stopping these cruel unconstitutional measures once and for all!
OPPOSE BILLS 42, 43 (Waikiki area), 45, 46 (Island-wide), and 48 (Commercial areas)
WHEN: Thursday, August 28th 2014 at 9am
WHERE: Honolulu Hale, 2nd floor hearing room, 530 S. King Street
SUBMIT TESTIMONY ONLINE by Wednesday, August 27th. Go to: http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html
>> Meeting Date: August 28, 2014
>> Council/PH Committee: Zoning and Planning
>> Agenda Item: Bills 42, 43, 45, 46, and 48
>> Your position on the matter: Oppose
>> If you plan to testify in person, select "Yes" next to "Do you wish to speak at the hearing?"
REGISTER TO SPEAK AT HEARING: http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html
The One 'Ohana's Story: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/26039725/former-pearl-city-family-says-citys-efforts-to-end-homelessness-is-hurting-not-helping
Download the City Council Agenda here: http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-151838/zpagenda14.pdf
Sign the petition to urge the City Council and IHS to stop criminalizing poverty: https://www.change.org/p/councilmember-ikaika-anderson-stop-the-criminalization-of-homelessness