Note: The following excerpt is from an email I sent to a city health official and two chairs of CACHPA. The email to one of the chairs bounced, so it was undeliverable. A .pdf copy of the full email is available for download at your own risk.
The low hit the 20s twice in Harrisburg last week. That's like having the flu or a fever in a cold shower all night, and nobody felt it more than the homeless on the streets. Two days ago, at dusk, I walked through a garage on my way home from the store. When asked, a homeless man told me that overnight shelters don't open their doors till Dec. 1 (regardless of the temperature outside). Would it trouble the city to open gyms, basements, and auditoriums at the Y, churches, and -- for those people screened -- public schools if the nightly temperature will drop below 40?
Forgive me for noticing the same. Ain't a damn thing change; that's why I'm not confident a damn thing will. I appreciate the Poor People's Army for pursuing the basic needs and human rights of homeless and poor people in Philly. It's especially needed as the nights grow longer and colder and the cases of COVID and cold & flu are expected to increase.
A comment on the meme "Hood with Clinton | Hood with Bush | Hood with Obama | Hood after Trump" (Poor People's Army).
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Please join the #CheyneyChallenge, a monthly donation campaign for America's first HBCU. I made my most recent donation of $18.37 today.
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
The Cheyney Challenge is an initiative of alumnus Mr. Bright. I committed to it in 2015, and began donating the following year.
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I never voted in a primary, and I haven't voted in an election in more than 10 years. That changed this year. I went door-to-door during the lockdown, collecting dozens of signatures in the heat of summer. I called dozens of Greens in my area to sign the petitions as well, but to no avail. I declared my support for the Howie campaign in The Washington Post, while my state fought to keep the ticket off the ballot. And I ignored national calls to vote against one objectionable candidate in favor of his untrustworthy rival. Howie and Angela, I wrote y'all in from Harrisburg, Pa. on Election Day. Thank you for a presidential campaign I could vote for.
A comment with my donation to the Election Protection Legal Fund (howiehawkins.us).
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