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Dems Hide Homeless For Convention – Again

From an unfazed Charlotte Observer:

Agencies create plan for families in motels displaced by DNC

Plan for DNC combines financial aid with beds at shelters and congregations

By Mark Price | Tuesday, August 28, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Mecklenburg County, the Wells Fargo Foundation and the Temple Beth El Religious School are among the contributors to a $20,000 fund to help keep low-income families from being displaced from motels by rising rates during the Democratic National Convention.

The motel fund is part of a multi-tier approach homeless services agencies unveiled Monday in anticipation of as many as 100 families being displaced…

The plan calls for using the motel fund to keep as many families as possible in their current motels, by either negotiating cheaper rents or supplementing the money paid by the families…

Are we really supposed to believe that delegates to the Democrat convention are going to be staying in hotels that cater to the homeless? Or is it more likely they are offering more hotel rooms to get the homeless of the street?

Urban Ministry officials said about 36 congregations have offered to help, including Covenant Presbyterian Church. In all, the program expects to have nearly 800 beds available for families over eight nights…

Perhaps we are cynical, but we suspect that this is another thinly disguised plan to hide the homeless from the cameras during the Democrat convention. Just like the compassionate Democrats did in Denver four years ago.

From the archives of the Rocky Mountain News:

Hey buddy, can you spare a movie ticket?

By Julie Poppen | July 15, 2008

With the Democratic National Convention in town next month, a homeless advocacy group plans to hand out passes to theaters and cultural facilities.

Hundreds of Denver’s homeless could be cooling their heels in a movie theater or museum while the Democratic National Convention is in town next month.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plans to get 500 movie tickets as well as passes to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and other cultural facilities for the people it helps.

Bus tickets will be provided for events beyond walking distance, said John Parvensky, the non-profit’s president.

Many day shelters will have expanded hours during the convention, and big screen TVs are being donated to some shelters so patrons can watch convention goings-on without being caught up in the mayhem.

"We’re trying to let folks know what activities are planned, and what other places they’ll be able to go without being harassed," Parvensky said.

A two-day voter registration drive is also planned at shelters and health clinics to ensure that metro area homeless people have access to the polls in November.

Now that is chutzpah.

Backers of the plan say it’s a more sanitary and humane way to take care of people.

But not everyone buys it.

"It just sounds like another way to get rid of them," said Kayne Coy, 17, who volunteers feeding the homeless twice a week at Civic Center Park through the Food Not Bombs organization.

As for the convention, Coy said: "I’ve heard rumors that all the homeless people are going to be sent away to Aurora or somewhere else."

Parvensky vigorously denied that there will any attempt to hide the homeless during convention, which runs Aug. 25-28…

This year’s plan does sound slightly more humane.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Dems Hide Homeless For Convention – Again”

  1. canary says:

    I’m on my way to the DNC to hold my sign “Proud Free Homeless Republican” in one hand, and hold out and shake the change in a bucket in the other hand.

    • canary says:

      I will hand out flyer’s of directions and pictures of the 3 log cabins my great-great grandfather built which can only be reached on foot, and sing this “This is How We Do It” from the “Freedom Writers” Album. Instead of koom by ya…..

      “This Is How We Do It”

      This is how we do it
      La ra ra ra ra ra…

      This is how we do it.
      It’s Friday night, and I feel all right
      The party is here on the West side

      Hit the shore ’cause I’m faded
      Honeys in the street say, “Monty, yo we made it!”

      You gotta get your groove on, before you go get paid
      So tip up your cup and throw your hands up
      And let me hear the party say

      (This is how we do it)
      South Central does it like nobody does

      This is how we do it, all hands are in the air
      And wave them from here to there…
      (This is how we do it)

      [repeat 1, ad lib to fade…]

  2. GetBackJack says:

    On the other hand let’s look upon this as a victory

    the DNC cannot sell out local hotels

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