Late May means that it is crunch time at both the RI and MA state houses. Months of work - hearings, letter writing, lobby visits and phone calls - are on the line. It is also the period of time when lawmaking is at its ugliest. To some politicians everything is reduced to horse trading. Transparency, what little there was, is totally gone. The merits of a bill may mean little as it becomes one of many bargining chips in a massive "game".
The "In Their Shoes" Awareness Walk is a 5k walk through Concord to experience and raise awareness about survival issues faced by people who are homeless. Registration is $20, with students free. Sponsored by Concord Coalition to End Homelessness.
"We will remember and we will do all we can to help our brothers and sisters who need us"
Thirty-one people gathered at State House Plaza under a cold drizzle Wednesday afternoon to remember the lives of 26 formerly homeless people who died in 2011. Homeless Memorial Day vigils also took place in Manchester, Nashua, Keene, Lebanon, Newport, and Laconia.
Homeless Memorial Day vigils will take place in Concord, Manchester, Newport, Laconia, Lebanon, Keene, and Nashua on Wednesday, December 21, to remember those who lost their lives in the past year and strengthen our spirits for efforts to end homelessness in the coming year. For time and place information, posters for vigils, and names of those we remember, go to: http://afsc.org/resource/homeless-memorial-day-2011-new-hampshire.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.