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Homeless in America Book Release

This book is the story of how, “Who can you help today?” became the rally cry of Spread Peace USA and a tool kit for those who want to answer that question with actions and not just words. 100 books given away to members of this community that agree to leave a review on Amazon after they read it.
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Since 2008 economic crisis, homelessness in the United States has been on the rise, particularly in cities and urban areas. Though most local and city governments are well-aware of the issue, many have decided to criminalize the #homeless instead of working to alleviate their hardships or resolve the underlying problems which contribute to the phenomenon. Not only that, but many have also sought to criminalize those activists and good samaritans who offer food and services to the homeless when…
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Boise, Idaho passed an ordinance that banned sleeping or camping in public places. The DOJ says ordinances like these criminalize homelessness itself in situations where people simply have nowhere else to sleep. From the DOJ's filing: "When adequate shelter space exists, individuals have a choice about whether or not to sleep in public. However, when adequate shelter space does not exist, there is no meaningful distinction between the status of being homeless and the conduct of sleeping in…
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