Monthly Archives: February 2012

Invisible People Catches Up with Maria Foscarinis

Mark Horvath from Invisible People recently caught up with our founder and executive director, Maria Foscarinis.  They discussed how she left behind the life of an attorney at a big-time law firm to become a leading advocate for homeless persons, … Continue reading

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Homeless People Aren’t Criminals

A new USA Today column by Arjun Sethi, a young attorney and member of the Law Center’s Associates Advisory Council, leaves no room for debate: it’s wrong to treat homeless persons like criminals. There’s no shortage of reasons why criminalizing … Continue reading

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More Media Attention

Check out the most recent Huffington Post article about the homeless crisis in Sacramento. Read it now. While the Law Center isn’t cited, this article still provides a great review of the situation in Sacramento and what is currently going … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s Homeless People Being Heard Loud and Clear

We hope you’ve been following  our work to protect the human rights of Sacramento’s homeless people.   A UN expert wrote a letter last week warning Mayor Kevin Johnson that the city’s systematic elimination of bathrooms and clean water sources near … Continue reading

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Obama Administration’s Actions Called “Baffling” by Court

The Law Center’s won a big victory in its ongoing legal battle with the Obama Administration.  A federal court says the Administration has to turn over hundreds of documents in a case that may decide the future of an important … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and the Mythical Safety-net

In a CNN interview last week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney assured a reporter that he is “not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.”  There’s so much wrong with that statement.  The assumption that the … Continue reading

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UN to Sacramento: You’re Violating Human Rights of Homeless People

The Law Center and its local allies have won a big victory on behalf of homeless campers in Sacramento.  For well over a year, campers have been forced to transport bags full of waste on a bicycle to a public … Continue reading

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The Drifting Dark

“I’ll be around. Somehow. I used to fall asleep thinking I wouldn’t wake up. Now I know better. Now I know, honey – it goes on and on and on.” Last February, I wrote about a woman named “V.” She’s … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Invisible

  Too often in our society, homeless persons are devalued, ignored, and treated with much less respect than they deserve.They become accustomed to people walking by with only a disgusted glance in their direction.This lack of acknowledgment is dehumanizing. Earlier … Continue reading

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