Our Work

Across the west, in California, Oregon, and Colorado, together through the Western Regional Advocacy Project, we are bringing legislation to end the criminalization of existing in public space – beginning with the Right to Rest Act.

Laws that segregate, make criminals of people based on their status rather than their behavior, or prohibit certain people’s right to be in public spaces are not just sad relics from the past. Today, numerous laws infringe on poor people’s ability to exist in public space or obtain basic needs  such as housing, employment, and equal protection under the law. Our Homeless Bill of Rights (HBR) Campaign stands on the shoulders of social justice campaigns of the past to alleviate poverty  and homelessness while protecting homeless and poor people from unjust laws and ensuring all people’s right to exist in public spaces.

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