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Sit-Out Against The Sit-Lie Sidewalk Ordinances, 5/26

There is a Sit-Out planned against the new Sit-Lie Ordinances that further criminalize Portland's homeless population. We are targeting the Portland Business Alliance because they are the biggest proponent of the ordinance, claiming sitting or lying homeless people interfere with business and prevent potential customers from entering their businesses.

The sit-out will take place at 7AM-9AM at the Portland Business Alliance located on SW 2nd and Market.
We are starting EARLY at 7 AM!!
There is a Sit-Out planned against the new Sit-Lie Ordinances that further criminalize Portland's homeless population. The sit-out will take place at 7AM-9AM at the Portland Business Alliance located on SW 2nd and Market. We are targeting the Portland Business Alliance because they are the biggest proponent of the ordinance, claiming sitting or lying homeless people interfere with business and prevent potential customers from entering their businesses. We are starting EARLY at 7 AM!! This is because the ordinance goes into effect at 7am, and we'll get noticed by all the suits from the morning commute. ALSO. We are planning on dressing in business attire symbolizing who's interests this law is protecting. It is also encouraged to bring and instrument (anything, like a kazoo) in case police tell us to leave, because the ordinance doesn't apply to musicians. This action will be NONVIOLENT, so just keep it cool. I hope to see you all there!


-Dima
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