- Our Clergy and Leader Caucus met last Thursday and began discussed what pieces of the huge crisis in mental health services in Washtenaw an organized community voice might most effectively focus on. How often do we have the promise of millions of dollars of new funding — generously voted by all parts of the County last November — and the responsibility as residents to be sure those dollars are spent well to help the County as a whole? Attendees will catch you up Thursday.
- WeROC and the spontaneous grassroots organizing efforts in Ypsilanti to push for a Community Benefits Ordinance (to involve the community formally in new economic development projects) are exploring how we can all mutually benefit by working together.
- Our Education Action Team will have a report about the status and proposed plans for continued action to reduce unnecessary school suspensions and expulsions, as well as the potential for new funding provide serious numbers of mental health counselors and social workers in schools, to help reach troubled young people early.
–Tad Wysor, Volunteer WeROC Organizer