Break the El Cajon Ban on Feeding the Homeless

Shane Parmely
Shane Parmely 129 Comments
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El Cajon's City Council voted 5-0 to ban feeding people who are homeless in El Cajon. It is now against the law. When a law is immoral, it must be rejected. This ban is a punitive measure under the guise of combatting the Hepatitis A outbreak. Hepatitis A is not spread by community and religious organizations feeding people, it is spread when the local government fails to provide adequate public bathrooms and hand-washing facilities for people.

Please join us in advocating for El Cajon residents being targeted by this new ordinance by calling or emailing El Cajon's Mayor and City Council members and telling them:
"I heard about the recent ban you helped pass that prohibits people from sharing food with other people who are hungry and I am extremely upset and disappointed. If you are really concerned about the welfare of the homeless residents of El Cajon, you need to 1) immediately rescind the ban on distributing food to them, 2) provide adequate public bathrooms and hand-washing stations, and 3) increase housing and Hep A vaccines available to people who are homeless. Trying to starve out your homeless population during the holidays is not what the City of El Cajon should want to be known for. Since you voted on the prevailing side, please correct this terrible injustice by moving to revisit the motion and vote against it."

Visit http://www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us/your-government/city-... so you can copy-paste the above message (or write your own!) in emails to the Mayor and City Council members or call them and voice your concerns:

Bill Wells
Mayor and Chair, Housing Authority
(619) 441-1788

Steve Goble
Councilmember and Member, Housing Authority
(619) 441-1788

Ben Kalasho
Councilmember and Member, Housing Authority
(619) 441-1788

Gary Kendrick
Councilmember and Member, Housing Authority
(619) 441-1788

Bob McClellan
Mayor Pro Tem, Councilmember and Member, Housing Authority
(619) 441-1788

And join us in person when we defy this ban on Sunday, November 19th, and Saturday, November 25th when we share food with people in Well's Park .

Join us in saying no. #BreakTheBan

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  • Shanniel Ashford
    Shanniel Ashford United States, Fullerton
    Jan 23, 2018
    Jan 23, 2018
    Break the ban! Feed the homeless!!!
  • Stephanie Jacobs
    Stephanie Jacobs United States
    Jan 23, 2018
    Jan 23, 2018
    This ban is despicable. You can't "ban" feeding the hungry, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for trying.
  • Jacob Sandore
    Jacob Sandore United States, Buffalo
    Jan 20, 2018
    Jan 20, 2018
    It is a amazing act to feed those too unfortunate to always get food. I feel that the petition should be passed and to be allowed to feed the homeless anyw
    here
  • Regina Dyer
    Regina Dyer United States, Riverside
    Jan 18, 2018
    Jan 18, 2018
    Shameful & disturbing to treat kind n giving folks of the community.
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