Doing Justice

Do Justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God – Micah 6:8

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Below are opportunities to follow Micah 6:8 – Please click on the names of events/actions/organizations to learn more.

Events:

Build Back Better Vigil: People & Planet over Profit
Thursday, October 28th from 11:30am – 12:30pm 
Willard Park (Free Stamp)
Corner of E. 9th and Lakeside with a march across the street to the Federal Building
Now is our opportunity to make a difference that will have a profound and lasting impact on the lives of millions of children and families throughout our country. With the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, Congress is considering legislation that could cut child poverty in half, provide free community college, create clean energy, expand Medicaid coverage for dental, vision, and hearing, build a broad pathway to citizenship, remove barriers to vital social programs for formerly incarcerated persons, and much more. All of this is possible when the very wealthy and corporations pay their fair share of taxes. To counter powerful forces opposed to doing what is just and right, join us in tilting the scales in favor of ordinary people and our planet! Gather at the Free Stamp at Willard Park across from Senator Rob Portman’s Cleveland office!
The event will begin at 11:30 am with speakers who will address critical issues related to the Build Back Better Reconciliation Bill.

At noon, we will move across the street to the front of Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building at 1240 E 9th Street, where local faith leaders will lead the prayer vigil. Regardless of faith or persuasion, everyone who attends will be invited at the start of the vigil to bring forward an object, photo, or drawing that represents the future they want to see with the Build Back Better Reconciliation Bill.
Co-Sponsored by Cleveland Heights Green Team, Cleveland Jobs with Justice, Cleveland Peace Action, Community Life Collaborative, Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, Living Water Association of the United Church of Christ, Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition, North Shore AFL-CIO, Ohio Poor People’s Campaign, Single Payer Action Network Ohio (SPAN Ohio), and West Shore FaCT (Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future)
Please share the Build Back Better Vigil Facebook Event

 

 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

Common Cause Ohio for Fair Districts

From our friends at Ohio Poor People’s Campaign:

Our fight for fair congressional districts begins next Tuesday, September 21, when we all gather in Columbus for Fair Maps Day (register HERE). This is an opportunity to show official mapmakers and the world that we are not looking away or standing down: we will continue this fight and ramp up our opposition to gerrymandering wherever it raises its lizard head.

The Ohio Redistricting Commission has announced its first schedule of public hearings.
Ohio needs YOUR testimony at the Public Hearings!
You can sign up here if you intend to present testimony at one of these public hearings.
Web link w/dates, locations and more info:

 

Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Resource Guide  – Hate in America has become commonplace. What can we do to stop the hate?

Organizations:

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.

Friends of the Earth – “Friends of the Earth is a bold and fearless voice for justice and the planet. We believe all people deserve to live in a healthy environment.”

Green America – “Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.”

The Injustice Boycott – “an organized resistance, driven by local people and activists, supported by passionate believers all over the country and around the world. Just as the Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted for 381 days, we are prepared for this boycott to last as it takes to make change happen. Indeed, we won’t stop until it does.” – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/injusticeboycott

Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) – SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. – Local chapter, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/surjohio/

The Dream Corps – The Dream Corps brings people together to solve America’s toughest problems.

God Before Guns is a multi-faith coalition of individuals and faith communities working to reduce gun violence, through community engagement, education, and advocacy.  We envision a nation in which our faith in God and each other elevates the sanctity of life above the fears that lead to a society armed against itself. Find them on Facebook or Twitter

Charter for Compassion – “Charter for Compassion International provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.”

One.org – At ONE, we know that our voices, joined with the millions of other ONE members around the world, can change the realities of poverty, hunger, corruption, and disease that deprive too many of their God-given dignity.