The Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition (WeROC)


All Candidate Forum: Housing as a Human Right

Join us this Thursday, May 30, 5:30-7:30 pm at Growing Hope Marketplace, 16 S. Washington Ypsilanti for an All Candidate Forum: Housing as a Human Right. Candidates for municipal, county, and state office will discuss how the office they are seeking interfaces with housing issues and what they will do to address the issue if elected.

There is a desperate need for good, safe, and affordable housing in our community. There is also a need to address the problem of homelessness, especially among the mentally ill and veterans.

The forum is presented by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) VOTE Caucus. WeROC, though our Voter’s Rights and Access Action Team, is part of the ICPJ VOTE Caucus, a coalition of groups in our community seeking to educate, mobilize, and energize all members of our community to participate in the democratic process.

To register: https://givebutter.com/Housing_Is_A_Human_Right_May30th

To attend this hybrid event via Facebook Livestream or view the video afterwards: https://www.facebook.com/icpja2


Gamaliel Race and Power Institute

Gamaliel’s Race and Power is coming to Detroit this Fall. A very powerful and motivating couple of days.  More details coming soon!


Membership Dues

We are well into the new year of 2024 and are very busy with our three action teams. We are hard at work on community engagement on the mental health millage renewal, voter education and engagement, and juvenile justice diversion services.

It is also time for you to renew your dues for 2024. WeROC dues are set at the reasonable rate of $25.00 per individual and $100.00 for congregations and community organizations.

We count on these dues to take care of the week to week expenditures that come up and to have a base to start our fundraiser planning for 2024. We use these funds to send members to training and conferences relevant to organizing.

For those of you who may be new to WeROC please consider becoming a member.

To pay your dues, please use the “Donate Now” blue button above. Remember our fiduciary is MOSES so please make a note that the payment is for WeROC dues.


WeROC T-Shirts!

The WeROC T-Shirts are in and they look great!  The T-Shirts are available in sizes Medium thru 4XL.  We are charging $20 for the shirts.  For those for whom $20 is a struggle, we will take any amount $11 and above.

If you want to purchase a shirt or two, please call Tad Wysor at 734-883-3225 to place your order and arrange to get your shirt.  Please click the Donate button on this page to pay for your shirt using credit card or PayPal.  Please type “for T-Shirt” in the Comment Box.

Talk to Tad about any problems, cash or check payment, and to arrange pick up or drop off of your shirt(s).

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

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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. 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.

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WeROC continues to find ways to support the organized voices of our neighbors who are hardest hit by the health and economic crises. As we build capacity for our next exciting phase, we will be grateful for any ongoing financial support from the community – use the “Donate Now” button at the top of this page.

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