On the 26th of June, the National Alliance of HUD Tenants(NAHT) intended to stage a rally at the MLK Memorial, only to be blocked by park rangers from passing the stone entrance. They were there to do the same kind of work on housing that Martin Luther King did, yet were prohibited from entering his memorial.
NAHT was there to promote the "Budget for all," a counterproposal to the "Ryan Budget" that masssively cuts housing programs and almost all other social programs. Tearing down funding for public housing leads to tearing down public housing, but that's just fine with the developers and racists who want poor people and people of color OUT of the cities.
They keynote speaker at the rally was Rep Mike Honda (D-CA), author of the Budget for All.
A lot of speakers at the rally emphasized voting,which of course can change nothing in the many cases where the Dem and GOP candidates do the
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Tags: NAHT, public housing, Budget for All
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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