It Would Actually Be Very Simple to End Homelessness Forever
Think Progress, October 9, 2014

'Homeless Bill of Rights' Wants People on Streets to Be Able to Freely Stand, Sit in Public

How We Punish People for Being Poor    

SNAPS In Focus: The Case Against Laws that Criminalize Homelessness 

California City Ordinance Unfairly Targets Homeless, Advocates Say

Criminalization of Homelessness in the U.S. Criticized by United Nations   

U.S. Has "Much Left To Do" On Racism: Segregation Worse Now Than In 70s 

Trying To Live, Trying To Learn  

Personal Achievement Award Winner 
Ms. Aleah Green, "Once the behavior of the district was documented, the Michigan Department of Education provided the information on the National Law Center for Homelessness & Poverty. The moment I made contact with them I came to realize that I had not lost everything.  They reminded me that I was not powerless.  And, fortunately for my son, I was able to establish a relationship with The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, people who share the common goals of policy advocacy, as well as public education. Now, Shiloh is doing very well in school."


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  Supreme Court Stops WI Voter ID Law 

On Thursday night, October 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling preventing Wisconsin's voter ID law from going into effect for the November election. The case, Frank v. Walker, was filed by the Law Center, the ACLU Voting Rights Project, the ACLU of Wisconsin, and Dechert LLP, on behalf of all Wisconsin voters, including 300,000 registered voters who lack the necessary ID to vote under the new law, even though they have been voting for years without any issues.
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