Next WeROC Meeting and Upcoming Events

Three items we hope you’ll consider…more details are just below:

  1. WeROC “First Thursday” Meeting of the Whole: Thursday June 2, 5:30-6:30, Brown Chapel AME, 1043 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti
  2. Faith Leaders Forum: Public Meeting on Policing and Racial Justice: 7:00 pm, also at Brown Chapel AME
  3. Call for Potential Local Small Business Contacts

Tempted? Here’s a little more to whet your appetite for some solid social justice organizing work with your fellow residents…

  1. This month’s WeROC meeting will be short but sweet…your chance to catch up with and consider participating with WeROC’s action teams:
  2. Be a part of building serious, strategic people-powered campaigns designed to win real local policy improvement for all of us in the region, especially lower income families — fewer school expulsions, paid sick time, strong regional transit, criminal justice system.
    We’ll review the final draft bylaws to take WeROC one more step toward a powerful, permanent structure.

    What: WeROC “First Thursday” Meeting of the Whole:
    When:Thursday June 2, 5:30-6:30 PM,
    Where: Brown Chapel AME, 1043 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti

  3. We’ll adjourn WeROC a little early, and hope all will stick around for this second major public meeting of the new Faith Leaders Forum, also at Brown Chapel. FLF is a group of Washtenaw County faith leaders who have come together to proactively address the issue of police and community interactions. As we know in WeROC, a large united room of community people is what impresses public officials, in this case including representatives from the Sheriff’s Dept and area police departments.
    What:Faith Leaders Forum: Public Meeting on Policing and Racial Justice
    When: Thursday June 2, 7:00 pm,
    Where: Brown Chapel AME, 1043 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti

    3) One more thing — We need YOUR Suggestions! WeROC is honored to have received a generous grant to continue building connections between our congregations and organizations, and local small business owners. We need you to help us target small businesses that you think might be willing to get behind the Earned Paid Sick Time campaign.

    The statewide campaign decided we didn’t quite have the numbers to get on the ballot this fall, and decided to reserve the resources for the next fight. (But please turn in any signatures you have.)
    Disappointing, but it’s far from over. While the coalition decides on how and when to “re-boot” in an even stronger position, we can continue to spread the word about the campaign (basically, 1 hour of paid leave for every 30 worked, full or part time). An extremely important idea, whose time is coming soon!
    WeROC leaders have committed to identifying 15 local businesses who will allow their name to be associated with the campaign. We have great materials for helping businesses realize that this is very much a pro-business idea. WE NEED YOUR HELP in suggesting business that you know or patronize that we might approach.
    Pass your suggestions on to Tad Wysor. We’re on the way, help us put our goal over the top this summer!