The right to rest

This past Wednesday, I went to testify for the right to rest bill at Colorado State Legislature – this is a bill which would enable people to sleep in their cars without being rousted or ticketed or arrested by the police, to feed people in public (some churches still do this though it is outlawed), …

The continuing fight for the right to rest: for Joe Salazar, Jovan Melton and many, many others

After hours of heart-rending testimony, the House committee sickenly voted down the Right to Rest. This ensures police sweeps and harassment as a way of life – a shorter life by nearly half – for people who are unhoused. But the community that spoke up, including those who spoke like Paul Boden of the commodification …