Petition Closed

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.

Letter to
Asheville NC City Council Asheville City Council
Vice-Mayor Esther Manheimer
Buncombe County Commission Chairman David Gantt
and 27 others
Buncombe County Commissioner K. Ray Bailey
Buncombe County Commissioner Holly Jones
Buncombe County Commissioner Carol Peterson
North Carolina State legislator Susan Fisher
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
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
National Association of County Commissioners National Association of County Commissioners (National Association of County Commissioners)
I just signed the following petition addressed to: All levels of govenment especially cities, and especially Asheville NC.

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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.

Sincerely,