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Tell Governor Chafee That It's Time To End Homelessness And Stop This Crisis

Join us in telling Gov. Chafee that no one should freeze on the streets this winter. We need to fund our emergency winter shelters and the Plan to End Homelessness.

We and our many members ran a point-in-time count last night (the count of everyone out on the street and in shelters) and the numbers so far are suggesting that there are more people than in September of last year; a frightening thought as we head into the coldest months and expect for the funds for winter shelters to operate will run out next year. Once again, our system is in crisis.

Join us in calling on Governor Chafee to stop this annual crisis once and for all. Sign this petition, share it with friends on various social media or through email, and tell Governor Chafee that it's not acceptable to allow Rhode Islanders to die on the streets. The state has a plan, but it needs to be backed up by our leaders.

We can end homelessness as we know it in Rhode Island. But we need your help.

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Joe The Plumber December 16, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Pretty soon there will be more people in liberal Rhode Island on public assistance than the are those working and paying for it. We are approaching the time where it is no longer sustainable.
Leave RI December 16, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Truer words have not been spoken. I'd give you a thumbs up.
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 10, 2013 at 06:31 PM
http://tiverton.patch.com/blog_posts/governor-lincoln-chafee-what-would-your-father-say Contact GOP House minority leader Brian Newberry: http://rirepublicans.com/pol/rep-newberry Put and end to the Elitist Political machine in Rhode Island.
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 10, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Anytime that people are told that they cannot make it, that they need a handout just to get by, then the state has just created something morally as well as fiscally unsustainable. Rhode Island Republicans have a plan: http://rirepublicans.com/content/moving-forward-responsibly Enough with one-party rule!
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 10, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Put Chafee on the unemployment line, and businesses will start coming back to RI. Get a Chris-Christie type in Providence and larger number of GOP legislators into the state legislature, and you will see consumer confidence and entreprenerial interest rebound.

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