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I cannot emphasize enough, Bal'more is populated with a lot of small, volunteer-based, community-action groups. Many are "single-issue", co-located with RRE, church, k-12 school, "NO SHOOT ZONE," or corp-villain-of-the-day. Ironically, it's difficult to meet ppl who identify any of these groups as political action committees (PACs). Bal'more gestalt is "healing." By contrast, of course, the machine has an entrenched donor-base to City hall. See Pugh, tears, sippy cup.

Social safety nets and social networking in the "real" is challenging personal and organizational work. Re-locating HH with employment is the most benign set of circumstances upon which to re-build or re-create mutual aid on which one has gratuitously relied.

I voluntarily moved to Bal'more in mid-'17, and my points of entry was a Poor People's Campaign chapter establishing NEW! to the world political ed, way too much "healing." Which is how I migrated into United Workers which has a better developed political ed/political action regimen to obtain PAC power. (I'm a New Yorker after all in search of rabble, not southern hospitality.)

anyhoo, this COVID19 civil emergency is another sort of once-in-a-100-years opportunity testing diverse assumptions. To be sure, expectations of US homeless and incarcerated are low, my contact informs: agitating  City Hall--which holds equity in diverse CRE--to commit hotel accommo for homeless singles and families by weekend. UPDATEs to follow.

by Cat on Tue Mar 17th, 2020 at 06:33:55 PM EST
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