While Occupy movements across the country have been forced to relocate from parks and have become less visible to communities and the media, many Occupiers have been finding creative ways to use their protests to assist community members who are unhoused or at risk of losing their homes. In December, we asked that the Occupy movement remember the lowest 1%, and we’re seeing the response:
After an April 1st march to preserve the civil rights of people experiencing homelessness, Occupy San Francisco occupied a vacant building, calling for more housing and resourses for people in the city without homes.
With so many cities having already passed, or currently considering, legislation to limit the ability of people who are homeless to sleep in public areas, Occupy Nashville held a “sleep-in” to protest an anti-camping law that had been signed by the Tennessee governor in March.
And finally, foreclosures are continuing at an alarming rate. Occupy Our Homes recently assisted a District of Columbia resident in preventing her eviction.