The Homelessness Marathon happened Sunday October 21, 2012
LISTEN TO THE 2012 HOMELESSNESS MARATHONHour One- Counting the Homeless- Click here to listen
Hour Two- The Changing Face of Homelessness- Click here to listen
Hour Three- Shelters, Stipulations and Freezing to Death- Click here to listen
Hour Four- Homeless Youth: Kids and Teens on the Streets- Click here to listen
Hour Five- When You are Forced to Leave Home- Click here to listen
Hour Six- The Myth of the Cardboard Box- Click here to listen
Hour Seven- Homeless Families in a Homeless Camp- Click here to listen
Hour Eight- Vice -Presidential Forum- Click here to listen
At the Homelessness Marathon, we believe that the elimination of poverty is a moral duty for society. We believe that fulfilling this duty makes for a better society. And we believe that there are many ways to fulfill this duty, but that all of them should be guided by these principles:
1) The most severe forms of poverty must be addressed on an emergency basis.
2) National efforts to eliminate poverty must be funded through the national budget and must focus on changes in the system not in the poor.
These changes should include:
a) A universal living wage and universal health care.
b) A full employment economy.
c) Investment in public housing and public transportation.
d) Benefits for the truly needy that truly keep them out of need.
e) Fair taxes on corporations and wealth.
f) Recognition of food, shelter, health care and education as the rights of citizens.
3) Within these guidelines, we support a wide variety of approaches to poverty, including those based on charity, personal uplift, supportive services and economic opportunity.