The Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition (WeROC)
WeROC brings together faith, labor, community organizations, and individuals to build healthy collective power needed to break down the systems that sustain injustice, racism, and economic inequality.
WeROC‘s vision is to use our organizing process for the purpose of creating opportunities for more people of color, lower income residents, and youth to participate at the tables where decisions affecting them and the broader community are made, so that together we are developing effective strategies for dismantling the structures that stubbornly maintain injustice, racism, and economic inequality in our area.
As the historic year of 2020 begins, WeROC leaders are committed to launching a new phase of WeROC’s local history right here in Washtenaw, building on the deep relationships built, meaningful victories won, and collective experience WeROC members have gained in these first years. WeROC leaders welcome broad participation in planning the critical next steps underway right now:
Building for a major breakfast fundraiser and “come and see” event in May, 2020
Holding a large “Issues Convention” soon after, to democratically refine our work together to match our growing capacity going forward
Staging our fourth major Public Meeting, just before the November election, to win the commitments of key public decision-makers to move our issue campaigns
We know that when the organized voices of those who’ve been pushed to the margins are powerfully heard, all of us in Washtenaw are the better for it.