Coming to a city near you…
NCH is excited to embark on the Local Power Tour, aiming to visit at least 75% the US in coming years. Our staff will be working to support and amplify local grassroots actions and activities aimed at ending the criminalization of homelessness while we work to end homelessness. Throughout our journey, we’ll be sharing highlights across our social media platforms so that the nation can witness the power of grassroots organizing and get into the work of demanding change with us.
Follow our journey on the map below, and follow us on social media to talk with us! If you’re in the area where we are, we would love for you to join us in the street!
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From: June 11 – 18
- Speak Your Truth Rally, Woodruff Park, Saturday, June 17th at 11am
From: June 4 – 10
From: April 13 – April 22
- King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA)
- Nickelsville Tiny House Community
- National Vehicle Residency Collective
From: April 1st – April 10th
- We Just Landed,Hello 🙂
- Chavez Park , Feeding the Homeless on Easter
- Sacramento City Hall
- Women’s Empowerment in Sacramento
- Loaves & Fishes
- KCRA Local News Station in Sacramento
From: March 20th – March 30th
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We believe that this amplification of local efforts will serve to inform and inspire Americans across the US to stand with local organizers and advocates and demand the decriminalization of homelessness and housing justice for all.
Amplifying Local Power
Over a period of six months, NCH will spearhead the “2023 Local Power Tour.” During this tour, NCH staff will visit with communities across the US to highlight the humanity, struggles, and power of people experiencing homelessness. We’ll support and amplify the actions and activities of local homeless organizers working to decriminalize homelessness while working to end homelessness. We plan to split the tour into four legs: west coast, south, midwest, and northeast to stand with local organizers and activists–like Housing is a Human Right, AHF in Los Angeles, Miami Coalition to Advance Racial Equity in Miami, and Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness in Sacramento–in the fight for housing justice.
We believe that this amplification of local efforts will serve to inform and inspire Americans across the US to stand with local organizers and advocates and demand the decriminalization of homelessness and housing justice for all. We believe this kind of loud, visible, unyielding solidarity with our unhoused neighbors will make housing justice a key issue in the 2024 election cycle. We can get housing justice platforms and policies from local, state, and national electoral candidates next year, and we can achieve it if we stand together and demand change.
Homelessness seems to be an issue that can’t be solved. It’s getting worse despite more money than ever being thrown into solving the problem. Most people are frustrated, sad, and angry about this issue. Some feel that the government isn’t doing enough to help those in need, and more money needs to be pushed into the homelessness industrial complex–infantilizing people in terrible situations. Others feel that there is already so much money being pushed into the homelessness industrial complex, people must only remain homeless because they choose to be–so criminalization is warranted. Very rarely do people hear directly from those who are homeless about what their lives are like, what they want, and what real solutions look like.
This Local Power Tour is the beginning of a conversation leading into the 2024 election season that will serve to educate the public about the realities of being homeless in America. And it will elucidate the fact that the only way everyday people can get through this economic, environmental, and social crisis is to work in solidarity to hold our elected officials accountable for upholding our rights and freedoms.
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