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Law Center Spurs Human Rights Breakthrough in Sacramento

The Law Center and its local allies have achieved an important milestone 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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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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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 Dirty Divide in Downtown Los Angeles: A Call for Public Health Equity and Human Rights in Skid Row

As a new father, I’m dealing with a lot of crap on a daily basis, literally. When I go out, I always have to think about bringing along a diaper bag, just in case our daughter decides it’s time to … Continue reading

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Looking Back: A Milestone Year for Homeless Advocacy

The year 2012 was an important milestone for the Law Center, as we marked the 25th anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act—the first federal legislation to address homelessness—for which our founder and executive director was a primary advocate.  But while great … 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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When There’s No Alternative (Part II)

My father immigrated to this country as a refugee following World War II, believing, as many did, and continue to do, that the awful conditions he experienced in refugee camps would be left behind in the Old World. The poem … Continue reading

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When There’s No Alternative: Rights to Water & Sanitation

What’s something we do each day, but rarely think about, let alone discuss in public? Going to the bathroom. But when you’re homeless or poor, what most people take for granted can be a huge challenge, even a life-altering decision. … Continue reading

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