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PTH IS HIRING! Seeking an Experienced Senior Organizer

Picture the Homeless is hiring! If you or someone you know is (a) an excellent experienced community organizer and (b) unemployed or unhappily employed, please consider applying! We're especially eager for resumes from organizers with personal experience of homelessness...

 

Ask a Homeless Person: Why do you think the MTA & NYPD backed down from their plan to sweep homeless people out of the subways?

Last week, we asked members of our Civil Rights Campaign why they think the MTA & NYPD backed down from their plan to sweep homeless people off the subways at 3 in the morning. Here's some of what they had to say...
 
 
Because Picture the Homeless did hard work on phone banking and email etc to elected officials, faith groups, grassroots allies, etc, and because of the press conference we did with the support of our various allies!

An Open Letter to NYPD Commissioner William Bratton

An Open Letter to New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton
Delivered 3/20/2014 at a Press Conference Outside NYPD HQ
 

Dear Commissioner Bratton;

Testimony of Kendall Jackman at the City Council's Oversight Hearing on Vacant Properties

Last week, Picture the Homeless was invited to give testimony at a hearing of the City Council's Housing & Buildings Committee, on the subject of vacant properties. Considering that this was something we've been asking for since 2007 (and that we had been unconstitutionally banned from attending public meetings of the Council because we demanded a hearing on the subject), it was a pretty proud moment for our organization.

Testimony of Sam Miller at the City Council's Oversight Hearing on Vacant Properties

Last week, Picture the Homeless was invited to give testimony at a hearing of the City Council's Housing & Buildings Committee, on the subject of vacant properties. Considering that this was something we've been asking for since 2007 (and that we had been unconstitutionally banned from attending public meetings of the Council because we demanded a hearing on the subject), it was a pretty proud moment for our organization.

Testimony of Danielle Stelluto at the New York City Council's Oversight Hearing on Family Shelters

Last week, the New York City Council's General Welfare Committee held an oversight hearing on family shelters. While many hard-working advocates and allies testified, only one person had personally experienced life in a shelter - our own phenomenal Danielle Stelluto.

VICTORY: MTA, NYPD Cancel Planned Purge of Homeless Folks from the Subway

On Thursday, February 20th, DNAInfo reported that MTA officials had shared plans to sweep homeless people off the E train, working in tandem with NYPD officers. According to the plan, teams at the WTC & Jamaica Center stops would move from car to car "and take all the homeless people inside to either a shelter or hospitals." Never mind that most homeless folks have already assessed and rejected those options, as is their right.

Media Advisory: Homeless New Yorkers & Allies Criticize Transit Plan to Use NYPD to Purge Fare-Paying Passengers

HOMELESS NEW YORKERS, ALLIES TO CRITICIZE REPORTED PLAN TO USE NYPD TO PURGE FARE-PAYING PASSENGERS FROM SUBWAY
Will call for NYPD to clarify previous mixed messages as MTA has done, to confirm that MTA-NYPD operation to clear homeless from subways is not moving forward

Photos & interviews available upon request.

TWO EMERGENCY ACTIONS to stop the city's proposed HOMELESS PURGE!

We knew this was coming - NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is rolling out his first major anti-homeless policing initiative. And we're ready to fight back. And we need your help.
 

The City wants to purge the homeless from subways!! Homeless people respond.

DNAInfo is reporting that at 3AM on Monday, the City will start purging sleeping homeless people from the subways, stopping trains at two stations to force people off and into a shelter or a hospital. But the NYPD will be on hand, presumably to arrest people who refuse to go.
 
We're not about to let this happen without a fight.
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