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City of Grants Pass v. Johnson: Grassroots Townhall and Conversation with Local Activists and Organizers

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

On June 28, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on the homeless encampment ban case, City. The Court’s decision allows cities and communities across the country to use the criminal justice system to punish people experiencing homelessness with fines, fees, and even jail time for committing life-sustaining acts (like sleeping) in public.  

The impact of this case will be felt by many, particularly those experiencing street homelessness, for years to come. But to be clear, the courts cannot solve homelessness on its own. Hear from advocates, activists, and organizers doing work on the local level on how this landmark decision will affect their work and the people they are trying to help. You’ll also hear what they’ve been doing to combat the increasing criminalization of homelessness. More importantly, join us for this town hall to learn more about what to expect after the Grants Pass decision, what actions YOU can take with your lawmakers in the coming months as we head into election season, how you can engage others to push back on policies that punish people experiencing homelessness and poverty, and what resources are available to support your advocacy on stopping governments from punishing people living in poverty.  

Register for the townhall here.


  • Michael Santos, Associate Director of U.S. Policy, RESULTS; Chair of the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty (moderator) (Washington, DC) 
  • Paul Boden, Executive Director, Western Regional Advocacy Project (San Francisco, CA) 
  • David Peery, Executive Director, Miami Coalition to Advance Racial Equity (Miami, FL) 
  • Mark Horvath, Founder, Invisible People (Los Angeles, CA) 


July 18
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

All times Eastern Time (ET)

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