Election 2020 Warren

In this file photo, taken on March 1, 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to local residents during an organizing event in Dubuque, Iowa. 

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren announced her opposition to Las Vegas' proposed homeless ordinance on Wednesday. 

“We should be fighting back against measures that criminalize homelessness – not proposing ones that will only perpetuate it,” said Warren in a press statement. “I strongly oppose this proposed ordinance, which caters to the interests of business groups rather than our families and our communities.”

Warren joins candidate and former U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro in speaking against the proposal that would "criminalize homelessness."

Warren is further quoted saying the ordinance would "disproportionately harm communities of color and LGBTQ+ people," and instead would want to focus on affordable housing and support programs. 

The proposal backed by Mayor Carolyn Goodman would mean homeless individuals camping on Las Vegas streets and sidewalks when beds are open in shelters would face a misdemeanor charge and hefty fine. 

Advocacy groups, city-located shelters and the ACLU have spoken out against the ordinance, pointing at issues such as shelter overcrowding and safety.

The Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to discuss the ordinance on Nov. 6 and hear public comment.

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(5) comments

Redline57

Why don't these liberal million/billionaires build them housing and feed them? Hypocrites, all of them.

Cunaboy2004

Yes!!! The trashy ones should be fined instead of bothering me when I walk or drive in this city!!

jeezlouise

GD phony btch will say anything- shes 2 weeks from coming out of the closet. Shes a fraud. Let her take in the drug addicts that live in filth by choice.

Thud

Some one actually supports this Fraud?

Steven

Warren is worthless in problem solving and in promoting responsibility.

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