Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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FINDING HOME | He lived in his car for almost a year, but thanks to an invaluable support system, he now has an apartment in Portland

Just six years ago, James Srp was in his early 60s, relatively healthy, employed, and renting a house in Beaverton, where he’d lived for 15 years. He’s well-educated, an avid reader and comfortable around computers. His mobile,...

We must organize, not demonize: Resist!

I’ve never really trusted or liked American politics, even though I’m deeply engrossed in it. Much of the reason I ended up on the path I’m on was due to my own circumstances with poverty, mentors who influenced me over the years, and not being able to walk away from people suffering.  

Vendors at Washington, D.C., street paper Street Sense sat down with the congressman to talk about civil rights, then and now

From Selma, Ala., to the halls of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans alike agree that U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia has been a monumental figure in American politics. 

Since his youth, Lewis has made fighting for the...

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