‘Let Us Sleep’ rally takes place in downtown Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – A rally, advocating for houseless members of the community, happened in Ashland Friday.

The ‘Let Us Sleep’ rally focused on giving houseless people a voice.

One of the event’s organizers said Ashland won’t let people sleep outside with their sleeping gear.

Although the issue has been brought up at city council meetings, he feels nothing has been done.

“Part of that fighting against this is that we don’t have a voice,” the event co-organizer Joseph Gibson said. “Nothing we see actually percolates into decision making process. If it did, i have a life necessity sleeping would have tickled up.”

Many people driving by the rally honked in support.

Gibson said he wants to see more houseless community members involved in conversations around houseless issues.

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NBC5 News reporter Zachary Larsen grew up in Surprise, Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. At ASU, Zack interned at Arizona Sports 98.7FM and Softball America. During his Junior year, Zack joined the ASU Sports Bureau. He covered the Fiesta Bowl, the Phoenix Open and major basketball tournaments. Zack enjoys working out, creative writing, music, and rooting for his ASU Sun Devils.
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