32. Enlist Community Organizations As Advocates
Congress responds to voters. But homeless citizens rarely vote. And with a
few exceptions, they don't visit or write their representatives. So if we don't
speak up for them, who will?
By enlisting social justice organizations and entire memberships of
synagogues and churches as advocates for the homeless, we can make Congress hear
us just by our numbers.
To understand the potential number of advocates for the homeless in this
nation, consider the Interfaith Hospitality Networks. Over 28,000 volunteers
from hundreds of churches and synagogues in seven states are involved--all from
just one modest-sized network!
Speak to your community's organizations. Enlist their voices in helping the
homeless. Start a letter-writing campaign. Ask them to visit their state and