Recap: #RightToARoof Launch on Human Rights Day of Action 2016
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 - 300 San Diegans came together to launch the #RightToARoof campaign for affordable, quality homes for all of our families.
Together, we marked International Human Rights Day for the second annual community-led "Human Rights Day of Action" event. We filled a vacant lot in Southeast San Diego and held space as local residents who have experienced poor quality, unaffordable housing and homelessness shared their stories. San Diego City District 9 councilmember Georgette Gomez announced she will prioritize action on affordable, quality housing within her first 30 days in office.
The #RightToARoof campaign calls for urgent action by San Diego representatives to address the longstanding housing crisis affecting our families.
On Human Rights Day, residents made a commitment pledge to join the campaign. In addition to those who attended the Human Rights Day of Action launch event, these organizations have signed on to the campaign statement: Justice Overcoming Boundaries in San Diego County (JOB San Diego), Karen Organization of San Diego, Muslim American Society - San Diego Chapter, The Global ARC, Somali Bantu Community of San Diego, The AjA Project, Southern Sudanese Community Center San Diego, Humankind San Diego, United Women of East Africa Support Team (UWEAST), and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: ADC San Diego Chapter.
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