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US fencers wear pink masks to protest teammate accused of sexual assault—standing right next to him

Members of the American fencing team wore pink masks at the Tokyo Olympics to protest the participation of one of their teammates, Alen Hadzic, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women. It was one of the defining images from the Tokyo Olympics. Jake Hoyle, Curtis McDowald, and Yeisser Ramirez wore pink masks, as they stood next to Hadzic, was the odd-man-out in black, reported NPR. The three fencers were rallied to show support for the sexual assault victims. Days after Alen Hadzic had secured a spot as an alternate on the US Olympic team, six women fencers including two Olympic athletes wrote to the Olympic committee stating that Hadzic should not be allowed to represent the country as he was being investigated for sexual assault. Three cases of sexual misconduct were reported to the US Center for SafeSport, a nonprofit agency that aims to protect athletes from abuse.
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Meet Colleen Echohawk: The 'Peoples' Candidate and Yours Too

Colleen Echohawk’s family taught her that as human beings, we are responsible for one another. This early lesson set Echohawk on a lifelong path of investigating the root causes of homelessness, a journey which began in rural Alaska, where she was born and raised, and continued when she moved to Seattle, Washington where she has lived for the last two decades. Driven by her responsibility to her fellow human beings, Echohawk is running to become Seattle’s next mayor — and if elected, she would become the City’s first Indigenous person to hold the title. For too long, Indigenous life and culture has been devalued and misrepresented, and Echohawk wants to change these notions by honoring and bringing the wisdom of Indigenous peoples and tribes to the forefront.

Squad members turn Capitol Hill into homeless encampment

“Squad” lawmakers have been ripped Saturday for reworking Washington, DC, into a “Hooverville” by sleeping on the Capitol Constructing’s pristine marble steps in a stunt timed to the expiration of the nationwide eviction moratorium. The far-left Democrats — Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar and Massachusetts’ Ayanna Pressley —...
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House Democrats press Biden to reinstate eviction ban

WASHINGTON (CN) — A fight between congressional Democrats, their party’s leadership and the Biden administration has culminated on the steps of the U.S. Capitol after lawmakers failed to extend a nationwide ban on evictions. The House recessed on Friday for an August state work period, during which members flock back...
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Eviction nightmare begins as Democrats let moratorium expire

After failing to extend the pandemic-related moratorium on evictions before leaving for a six-week recess, Congress has left millions at the mercy of landlords. “This is not OK. We cannot allow humans—7 million of them, possibly—over the next few weeks to be sent out to the streets,” said Rep. Cori Bush, who experienced homelessness herself before she was elected to represent Missouri’s 1st congressional district. Bush has been sleeping outside of the US Capitol since Friday, July 30, to demand Democrats reinstate the national moratorium on evictions, and to advocate for the passage of the Unhoused Bill of Rights, which aims to eradicate homelessness by 2025.
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Housing assistance hard to obtain in Santa Clara County

When the city evicted a group of tenants from a cluster of mobile homes in south San Jose, Santa Clara County put them up in a hotel within a day. Getting this treatment doesn’t come easy, though—you pretty much need to have your house condemned. That’s what happened to several individuals who lost their homes... The post Housing assistance hard to obtain in Santa Clara County appeared first on San José Spotlight.
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Democrat Schizophrenia – Cori Bush and Henry Cuellar

Nothing captures the schizophrenia of the Democrat Party more than Cori Bush sleeping on the Capitol steps to protest ending the eviction moratorium, while Henry Cuellar deals with illegal immigrants being put up in motels in his district. Couples therapy might help, but the Democrats won’t admit there is a problem.
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Congresswoman Cori Bush Introduces “Unhoused Bill of Rights”

Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO) on July 28 introduced the “Unhoused Bill of Rights,” a federal resolution calling on Congress to end the homelessness crisis by 2025. The resolution urges the federal government to declare the homelessness crisis a life-threatening public health emergency and provides a comprehensive list of more than 30 recommendations to guarantee housing, health care, and livable wages for unhoused people. Those recommendations include universal rental assistance and funding the national Housing Trust Fund at $40 billion annually, two of NLIHC’s HoUSed campaign’s policy priorities. This is the first federal resolution that affirms the civil and human rights of unhoused individuals and communities.