ST. PETERSBURG — More than 150 people gathered outside City Hall on Friday evening to protest the economic conditions that have left so many homeless and local leaders’ plans for dealing with them.
What do you think Savannah, are we outraged enough with these economic times & the thought that it will get worse with all the bickering, filibustering & angst going on in Washington these days?
One of my friends says we need to get ready for a “new society”!
Not sure what that means but if the caring that we must continue to show to relieve the pain of these issues on our poor & homeless isn’t stepped up a notch or two with ACTION then we will miss the chance to make the difference that we were meant to make for others who cannot speak for or help themselves.
We have been particularly moved these last few days, as we try to get a Homeless Memorial Day event organized & as we get slapped in the face with the realities of the problems that make people homeless (their addictions for one) – we need to stand up & fight for them so that we don’t add more names to our list of fallen homeless people that we must recognize every year on this longest day of the year, 12/21/10.
St Petersburg, Florida put together an event that spoke volumes & made points that need to be thought about every day as we encounter the real lives of people living in poverty who just need some love & action on their behalf!
- Op-Ed Columnist: We Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet (nytimes.com)
- Michael Thornton: An Emotional Letter From a 99er Who Gives Up Hope: The Tragic Consequences of Long-Term Unemployment (huffingtonpost.com)