Official Press Release: ACLU to take Homeless Advocacy case to Federal Court (center)
by Gail Sacco Saturday June 10, 2006 at 12:43 AM

Official Press Release: ACLU to take Homeless Advocacy case to Federal Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2006

CONTACT: Gail Sacco
702-355-2764

Official Press Release: ACLU to take Homeless Advocacy case to Federal Court

LAS VEGAS, NV - The American Civil Liberties Union has scheduled a press conference for Monday, June 12, 2006 at 11 AM to be held at Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Parkway between E. Charleston and E. Saint Louis.

On February 19, 2006 local homeless rights advocates Gail Sacco and Lyla Bartholomae were given citations for feeding the homeless (a gathering over 25 people) without a permit. The women were sharing food at Huntridge Circle Park where there have been daily picnics since August 2005. They were also told by park marshals they were "86'd" from the park for 6 months- and they would be arrested on sight if they returned.

Representatives from the ACLU will announce and explain the upcoming lawsuit challenging the Las Vegas ordinance in federal court.

The plaintiffs include Gail Sacco, Lyla Bartholomae, Food Not Bombs, Joe Sacco, John Brown, Southern NV Advocates for Homeless People (SNAHP) and the Catholic Worker. Several plaintiffs will speak which will be followed by questions from reporters.

No interviews will be held before the press conference.

For more information, please call Gary Peck at 702 262-5613 or Gail Sacco at 702- 355-2764.



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