January 19th, 2010 By Leah Dimatteo | News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, CLEAN UP

SF Homeless Protest Update: Caravan Delayed, Still Moving Forward

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Here's an update on the travels of local homeless people and housing activists to San Francisco for a large protest scheduled tomorrow to demand that the Obama administration provide funding for affordable housing.

Demonstrators are delayed by a snowstorm near Mount Shasta but have chained their vans and cars to arrive in San Fran for tonight's downtown rally sponsored by the Western Regional Advocacy Project.

The Portland protesters set out yesterday morning in four vans and two cars for San Francisco after breakfast at Sisters of the Road Café. The caravan stopped yesterday in Ashland for a panel discussion on homelessness, featuring speakers and representatives from WRAP, Sisters of the Road, and Oregon Action. Among the 100-plus listeners were State Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland) and two Ashland city council members.

Get updates at http://www.change.org, where Street Roots Director Israel Bayer is blogging about the group's journey.
 
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