Guarantee the right to sleep in public.

Sleep is a basic human need and sleep deprivation has severe health consequences, both short and long term.  Plus, some people are homeless and some are narcoleptic.  People must have the right to sleep in any location in which they have the right to be when awake.  On sidewalks, only wheelchair dependent people have the right to disturb sleepers and even then only when no alternative means of passage exists.  State and local autonomy do not supercede these rights.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Asheville NC City Council
    Asheville City Council
  • Vice-Mayor
    Esther Manheimer
  • Buncombe County Commission Chairman
    David Gantt
  • Buncombe County Commissioner
    K. Ray Bailey
  • Buncombe County Commissioner
    Holly Jones
  • Buncombe County Commissioner
    Carol Peterson
  • Buncombe County Commissioner
    Bill Stanley
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • California State House
  • California State Senate
  • President of the United States
  • California Governor
  • National Association of County Commissioners
    National Association of County Commissioners (National Association of County Commissioners)
  • jufner@naco.org
    National Association of Counties
  • pbeddoe@naco.org
    National Association of Counties
  • Asheville City Councilmember
    Jan Davis
  • Asheville City Councilmember
    Marc Hunt
  • Asheville City Councilmember
    Chris Pelly
  • Asheville City Councilmember
    Gordon Smith
  • US council of Mayors
    US council of Mayors
  • US council of Mayors
    US council of Mayors
  • US council of Mayors
    Elizabeth Kautz
  • Asheville City Councilmember
    Cecil Bothwell
  • Governor of North Carolina
    Beverly Perdue
  • Mayor of Asheville NC
    Terry Bellamy
  • World Conference of Mayors
    World Conference of Mayors
  • ICLEI
    World Mayors Council on Cimate Change
  • National Association of County Commissioners
    National Association of County Commissioners
  • North Carolina State legislator
    Susan Fisher (North Carolina State legislator)


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