Local issues (like homelessness) will always be more amenable to control by local voters than national issues. The political climate of Portland, Oregon is very different from cities in more conservative states, for example, and there one can imagine a more enlightened policy toward homelessness to be enacted.

There is hope for people interested in ANY field to effect changes in the short term; people with changed minds are needed (and can be influential) in politics, industry, education, and everywhere else.

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updated: 14 Jul 2003