Summit on homelessness held in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A state representative is urging homeless people in Birmingham to register to vote in the upcoming city election.

Birmingham Democrat Patricia Todd said the homeless should vote to encourage action on a 10-year plan to reduce and end chronic homelessness.

Todd spoke at a summit on homeless Saturday a the Church of the Reconciler.

About 150 people turned out for the summit that was set to feature round-table discussions on homeless issues. Elected officials, political candidates, police officials and community members were invited.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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