In solidarity with the OCCUPY WALL STREET movement, OCCUPY POVERTY’s mission is to expose those activities against the most vulnerable of our citizens: the poor. One segment of the poor that is being continuously victimized are the parents and children involved in child abuse cases. In a recent investigation by the California State Auditor, it was discovered that nearly 600 homes out of 1000 private foster family…Continue
In our continuing effort to support organizations and individuals involved in getting American citizens registered and voting, OCCUPY POVERTY offers this report. Just when we think our freedoms are intact and available, another monster pops up its ugly head. Now it is certain states using ID laws to keep citizens from registering to vote. The NAACP is challenging these laws and we join them in their…Continue
For most Americans, it is hard to understand how it feels to be homeless. To not be able to turn the key and walk into their warm, cozy, personal environment is beyond their imagination. But to thousands of Americans, not having a place to call home is their daily reality.
In 1983, I was homeless for almost a year. I lived in a hotel for homeless families. It was a converted 5-story transient hotel converted into a shelter, located in the dreaded Tenderloin of San Francisco. I moved…Continue
I OCCUPY POVERTY, and I’m not alone. There are millions of Americans who have been or are becoming improvised because of the greed, arrogance, corruption and lack of compassion of both our government, and people with big money and power.
As far as the upper 1% of Americans are concerned, I am a non-entity except when it comes to utilizing me as an example, a scapegoat, or a victim to cut back on entitlements and…
There are certain strengths or abilities that human beings possess. The most well-known or discussed is the power of love. But recently we are seeing the negative results of another power that is becoming more infamous in everyday life. That power is influence.
Influence is the ability to manipulate another person or persons into doing or carrying out one’s desires. These desires may be positive or negative. For example, you may want someone to attend an event with you, so you provide…Continue