Break the El Cajon Ban on Feeding the Homeless

Shane Parmely
Shane Parmely 65 Comments
183 Signatures Goal: 1,000

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 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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  • Anabelinda Perez
    Anabelinda Perez United States, Spring Valley
    Nov 22, 2017
    Nov 22, 2017
    I am led by not only my heart, but by God, to help the needy, the hungry, and the homeless. This is my calling and my ministry. I too have been touched by homelessness and can not only relate, but feel their pain. How can one understand hunger, thirst, sense the life of poverty and all that accompanies living a life on the streets, without exposing themselves, for even two or three full days and nights exposed to this life. Explain to the hungry and thirsty, why one cannot at least anticipate those kindhearted people who bring them food and water. Now to take this away. Wow. I can't even imagine how they feel.
    Just saying.
    Anabelinda Perez
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 21, 2017
    Nov 21, 2017
    I created a poster. Where can I send it to you?
  • Ronique Nilson
    Ronique Nilson United States, San Marcos
    Nov 21, 2017
    Nov 21, 2017
    I CREATED A POSTER. WHERE CAN I SEND IT TO YOU?
  • Christina Sahhar
    Christina Sahhar United States, Oceanside
    Nov 21, 2017
    Nov 21, 2017
    Stop criminalizing homelessness and start helping solve the problem!
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