posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 11:01 PM
Rhode Island Becomes First State To Pass Bill Of Rights For The Homeless
Throughout the last few years, conservatives have literally treated the homeless like garbage. In some states, people are being arrested for daring to
help the homeless, and Republicans across the country seek to eliminate crucial funding that assists the homeless in finding shelter, food, water, and
other necessities. This is all the more tragic when one considers that veterans make up a large portion of the homeless population. The homeless are
less protected than everyone else in this country. They have found it difficult to vote and have been discriminated against by businesses who do not
want to hire them whether they are experienced and skilled for the job or not. But Rhode Island is stepping up to the plate for the homeless, and from
now on, homeless people will have their own Bill of Rights in at least one state.
The Providence-Journal reports that under this bill, the homeless will have: The right to seek and keep a job even if a person does not have
permanent housing The right to use public spaces such as sidewalks, public parks, public transportation, public buildings The right to emergency
medical care free from discrimination The right to vote and register to vote
Way to go Rhode Island! Hopefully others will follow and do the same .
25-6-2012 by wewillnotcomply666 because: (no reason given)