Green Party of Philadelphia Endorses the National Housing Day of Action
The membership of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) endorsed the National Housing Day of Action at its July monthly meeting in Fishtown.
Green Party members will join the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) and other activists at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 29, to defend housing rights. Greens will join PPEHRC for a press conference at 3554 North 6th Street in Philadelphia and then help distribute food to residents in public housing.
GREEN PARTY OF PHILADELPHIA
Friday, July 28, 2017
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When the White House released its budget for fiscal year 2018, the deadly cuts for Philadelphia included abolishing the "meals on wheels" program and project HOME. Other substantial cuts included section 811 for disabled persons, the public housing repair budget, and funds for section 8 housing.
Reflecting on the poverty crisis in Philadelphia, founder and national organizer of PPEHRC Cheri Honkala said, "Our elected officials have failed us. The stolen land and hoarded resources should belong to the people, not the capitol. We are going to do what we can to offer relief today, and then we will organize for social and economic justice."
Green candidates from across the country identify the housing crisis as a major issue that affects frontline communities. Food distribution will commence at 3:00 pm in North Philadelphia, one of the most impoverished sections of the city.
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