Support the right of Food Not Bombs to share free food, info and ideas in Santa Cruz

Petition in support of the right of groups like Food Not Bombs to share free food, information and ideas with the community in public spaces of Santa Cruz, California.


We the undersigned support the right of groups like Food Not Bombs to share free food, information and ideas with the community in public spaces of Santa Cruz, California.

There has never been a more important time for people to share free nutritious meals, information and ideas with the public. Political and economic instability threaten the future of our environment, our civil liberties, our safety and our community. Encouraging a change in society through public gatherings with literature, signs and a message that we have many hungry neighbors is a constitutionally protected First Amendment right.


We endorse efforts to alleviate hunger and build public support to create a society of abundance and peace, where no one is forced to live on the streets or seek food at a soup kitchen.


We also appreciate how the groups sharing free food pick up the litter after their meals leaving the area cleaner than they found it.


Gifts of compassion and love are always an unregulated activity, never requiring permission from government officials. We ask you to support these rights and join in the effort to end hunger, poverty, war, exploitation and the destruction of the environment.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Mayor of Santa Cruz
    Cynthia Chase
  • Vice Mayor
    David Terrazas
  • Councilmember
    Chris Krohn
  • Councilmember
    Sandy Brown
  • Councilmember
    Richelle Noroyan
  • Councilmember
    Cynthia Mathews
  • Councilmember
    Martine Watkins
  • Santa Cruz County Supervisor
    Bruce McPherson
  • Santa Cruz County Supervisor
    Ryan Coonerty
  • District Attorney
    Jeff Rosell
  • City Manager
    Martín Bernal
  • Director of County Public Health Department
    Dr. Arnold Leff
  • Petitioner
    Keith McHenry
  • Food Not Bombs
    Abbi Samuels


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