By: Chaya Crowder

There is a homeless crisis in Los Angeles County. On a given night there are more than 46,000 people without homes in Los Angeles. Policy makers and community activists are drawing attention to this growing issue. A May 2016 poll by the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation project found that 93 percent of African American voters in California view homelessness as a high priority for elected officials to address.

It is important to note that homelessness has a disproportionately negative  effect on young  people of color, women, and those with mental health needs.

In order to help in this effort, please add your name to the list of signatures calling for Governor Brown to declare a state of emergency in California to address this growing humanitarian crisis.

Sign the petition on Change.org.

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