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Call to Call: Tell Minneapolis officials to cancel their plan to violently destroy Near North camp


Tell the City of Minneapolis to disavow government violence as a response to poverty

Sample call script: I am calling on you to cancel Tuesday's plan to displace people from Near North camp. I support the demands of camp residents:

  • No forced removal or destruction.
  • All decisions about Near North camp happen with residents' consent.
  • No use of police or other public resources to displace people ever.
  • Permanent or at least transitional housing, or even alternative vacant land, provided before leaving this camp.

Defend Near North Camp from "Closure" Threats


Public Pressure Campaign, Week of 3/15

February 25, 2021

Minneapolis Housing Policy Coordinator letter to city council on not closing encampment


Presented without comment for now, except that it took massive pressure to get the city to talk to residents.  "Yesterday, City leaders and outreach teams met with people staying at the encampment located near 2nd and Girard Avenues N.  The meeting was in response to a direct request from those living at the encampment. The residents of the encampment are actively working to find more permanent housing and they requested more time to complete this process. As a result of this conversation we will not close the encampment as planned this Friday."

February 24, 2021

Near North camp, a unique community of unhoused people, seeks a permanent home while battling Minneapolis' attempts to remove


Near North camp is an unhoused community which has developed near self sufficiency through mutual aid and community development. For months since its founding, it has defended itself against the City of Minneapolis' multifaceted removal campaign.

Tell the Minneapolis Office of Community Planning and Economic Development to leave Near North camp in peace


Minneapolis has used a tangle of state, county, and city agencies to deny responsibility for the housing crisis while exercising impressive coordination in brutal displacement of houseless people.  The latest on deck in this despicable game with deadly consequences is the Office of Community Planning and Economic Development— which definitely has the power and authority to solve houselessness, not push it aside, if we can undo its capture by rich real estate speculators.

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