Mamaz/Families


These (Budget) Kuts will Kill our Kids

"Californians need to get real, " as the words shot out of  jerry Brown's mouth, my  body started to shake with fear from that real.  The "real" of a near empty  stomach, the "real" of  bitter cold cement and vinyl back seats of cars to sleep on when you have no home.  i had felt that real for so many years of childhood poverty, the kind of real our children will be feeling if Brown's proposed budget cuts to Medi-Cal, welfare and child care  are implemented.

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“Mama, will I ever see you again? Whispered by a child in the hills of San Marcos, Guatemala

 

“Without child care we won’t be able to keep our jobs,” spoken by a mama of three struggling to support her children in Oakland

 

“We don’t work with Indians,” yelled at an indigenous elder in San Francisco by San Francisco Housing Authority worker

The Tough House

 

“I want the community in general to wear their rights (laminated “Know Your Rights” cards) on their chest. I want mothers, fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles, nephews, nieces, and children. I don’t want anyone left out!”

 

Happy PeoplesMas

Not sure what to feel

 

So lost in this maze of tradition

Consumer lies, pain & exploitation

Of the real

 

For so many years I can hardly stand it

Stood in free food lines, blanket giveaways, begging for housing crumbs, bread crumbs, and other scarcity Amerikkka lies with mama

 

Her desperation to be cared for, housed, safe and loved coulda killed most people

And did

 

And yet here I am

In this short time on earth

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