Last Saturday’s homelessness rally was a big success, bring over 80 people to City Hall on Saturday morning despite the weather and the early hour, and attracting coverage from a variety of news sources.
The rally kicked off with Ben Stango, the lobbying coordinator of the Dems, getting the crowd excited about supportive housing. Then we heard from state Rep. Ken Green, the sponsor of HB 5071 (the supportive housing bill), who urged us to contact our state legislators about it. The mayor and state Rep. Holder-Winfield then spoke about why this is such an important issue. Finally, the coordinators of ShelterNow disucssed their work, and the Dukesmen sang us a few songs to go out on a light note.
You can find coverage of the event below.
And our own photos from the rally: