May 2022 Meeting of the Whole

WeROC Friends and Family,

Please join us virtually this Thursday at 5:30 pm for our monthly Meeting of the Whole, as we together build momentum for a very big summer and fall. Register in advance for this meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-2urz4jH9xL0PtNQesdLuWzRO7XZv0e

Agenda Attached

Thursday’s agenda will include these topics that WeROC is leaning into this summer and fall…

  • Friendraising” Campaign — We’re excited that our “WeROC Issues Month” events are beginning this week, to help us all understand more deeply several key issues we are tackling in our County.  You can register for any or all of the 4 weekly programs (starting THIS WEEK on Tuesday the 3rd) here, find more on each event here, and download the flyer to help us spread the word here.
    • We’ll also have more on our major in-person (we very much hope!) picnic event in September.
  • WeROC’s Electoral InvolvementLearn the latest plans for our local and regional “Integrated Voter Engagement” work, as we work to blend key grassroots issue work with this year’s crucial elections.
  • And updates from our Voting Rights, Health Equity, and Justice Matters Action Teams

After registering for Thursday’s meeting, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We hope to see you at the meeting this Thursday.

Check out our Website and social media below…and if you haven’t pushed that DONATE button lately, we hope you’ll consider an investment of whatever you can in serious, bottom-up, collective power-building, right here in Washtenaw County!

Cindy Bodewes, WeROC President cbodewes@umich.edu, 734-358-6994
Tad Wysor, WeROC Lead Organizer tadwysor@gmail.com, 734-883-3225

Agitation is an act of Love

April 2022 WeROC Meeting of the Whole

WeROC Friends and Family,

Please join us this Thursday at 5:30pm for our monthly Meeting of the Whole.  You will hear about our plans for Friendraising in May and early September.  We will have detailed information about interesting WeROC virtual sessions on the timeliest of topics designed to capture the hearts and minds of kindred spirits in our community.

We will also present information on Get Out the Vote activities in our community and region.

Our sister organization, MOSES, is offering a Faith Captain’s Academy the second Monday of every month at least thru August.  Faith Captains (you can be one!) will receive organizing training (beyond the Organizing 101 training) that can be used to participate and invite others to engage in Interactive Voter Engagement and can be used for organizing and building power before and beyond election activities.  It will help you organize around any current issue also.  You do not have to have a congregation to participate.

I hope to see you at the meeting this Thursday.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-2urz4jH9xL0PtNQesdLuWzRO7XZv0e

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Agenda Attached

Check out our Website and social media below…and if you haven’t pushed that DONATE button lately, we hope you’ll consider an investment of whatever you can in serious, bottom-up, collective power-building, right here in Washtenaw County!

Cindy Bodewes, WeROC President cbodewes@umich.edu, 734-358-6994
Tad Wysor, WeROC Lead Organizer tadwysor@gmail.com, 734-883-3225

Agitation is an act of Love

March 2022 WeROC Meeting of the Whole

Please join us for the WeROC Meeting of the Whole Thursday, March 3, 5:30-6:45.  Please register via the link below.  Attached is the agenda and my previous email about the opportunity to attend the Race/Class Academy sessions being scheduled for the month of April.  I have also attached the summary for the most recent Friendraising/Fundraising meeting.  I hope to see you tomorrow evening.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-2urz4jH9xL0PtNQesdLuWzRO7XZv0e 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Check out our Website and social media below…and if you haven’t pushed that DONATE button lately, we hope you’ll consider an investment of whatever you can in serious, bottom-up, collective power-building, right here in Washtenaw County!

Cindy Bodewes, WeROC President cbodewes@umich.edu, 734-358-6994
Tad Wysor, WeROC Lead Organizer tadwysor@gmail.com, 734-883-3225

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February 2022 WeROC Meeting of the Whole

Greetings, WeROC Members and Supporters ..

Please register below and join us for our monthly WeROC Meeting of the Whole, this Thursday 2/3, 5:30-6:30 on Zoom. Our Action Team leaders will share updates on Voting Rights, Health Equity, and Justice Matters (criminal system reform) Action Teams — with opportunities for YOU to engage in the great work of one or more of the teams!

  • We’ll also touch on the emerging cross-county role for WeROC, outlined in a public Statement we began distributing this week: Encouraging and supporting local residents, congregations, and organizations – especially those most harmed by Covid and past decisions — in cities and townships across Washtenaw County who are now engaging — or hope to engage in the near future — in the exciting local decisions beginning to happen on how best to spend the large new sums of federal money becoming available to us.
  • You can help us identify folks or groups that are organizing around local decisions about ARPA (and other potential sources of major new funding).

One more thing:  Please RSVP for this Friday’s Transit Equity Day events. Equitable public transportation is in WeROC’s DNA, having cut our teeth on very successful local transit issues. We strongly encourage broad participation in this event.

Hope to “see” you at our Thursday 5:30 WeROC meeting! Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-2urz4jH9xL0PtNQesdLuWzRO7XZv0e 

Please check out our social media below…and if you haven’t pushed that DONATE button lately, we hope you’ll consider an investment of whatever you can in serious, bottom-up, collective power-building, right here in Washtenaw County!

Cindy Bodewes, WeROC President cbodewes@umich.edu, 734-358-6994
Tad Wysor, WeROC Lead Organizer tadwysor@gmail.com, 734-883-3225

Follow us at facebook.com/werocmi

January 2022 WeROC Meeting of the Whole

Happy New Year Everyone!  Let’s hope this year is full of successful campaigns that result in equity and opportunity for all.  Please join us for the monthly WeROC Meeting of the Whole this Thursday 5:30-6:30 on Zoom.  See you there!

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jan 6, 2022 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-2urz4jH9xL0PtNQesdLuWzRO7XZv0e

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Download the meeting agenda here.

Check out our Website and social media below…and if you haven’t pushed that DONATE button lately, we hope you’ll consider an investment of whatever you can in serious, bottom-up, collective power-building, right here in Washtenaw County!

Cindy Bodewes, WeROC President cbodewes@umich.edu, 734-358-6994
Tad Wysor, WeROC Lead Organizer tadwysor@gmail.com, 734-883-3225

Agitation is an act of Love

December 2021 WeROC Meeting of the Whole

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Dec 2, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-2urz4jH9xL0PtNQesdLuWzRO7XZv0e

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Here is the agenda. Hope to see you all there to hear about all the action going on.

Check out our Website and social media below…and if you haven’t pushed that DONATE button lately, we hope you’ll consider an investment of whatever you can in serious, bottom-up, collective power-building, right here in Washtenaw County!

Cindy Bodewes, WeROC President cbodewes@umich.edu, 734-358-6994
Tad Wysor, WeROC Lead Organizer tadwysor@gmail.com, 734-883-3225

Agitation is an act of Love

November 2021 WeROC Meeting of the Whole

Want to hear all the exciting issues and actions the WeROC teams have been up to and more exciting things to come?  Please join us on Thursday and hear about Justice Matters, Voting Rights, Health Equity and all the things going on in our county and state.  We will also talk about our strengthening relationship with Labor, concerns about the use of ARPA money and continued work to grow our power together.  Hope to see you Thursday at 5:30.  Register on the link below and after registering you will receive a confirmation and a link to join the meeting.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Dec 2, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-2urz4jH9xL0PtNQesdLuWzRO7XZv0e

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Download the meeting agenda here.

Check out our Website and social media below…and if you haven’t pushed that DONATE button lately, we hope you’ll consider an investment of whatever you can in serious, bottom-up, collective power-building, right here in Washtenaw County!

Cindy Bodewes, WeROC President cbodewes@umich.edu, 734-358-6994
Tad Wysor, WeROC Lead Organizer tadwysor@gmail.com, 734-883-3225

See WeROC’s easy-to-use website:  www.werocmi.org
And follow us at Facebook.com/werocmi

Agitation is an act of Love

October 2021 WeROC Meeting of the Whole

Hello, all —

Register here for Thursday’s (Oct 7) monthly (still virtual) Meeting of the Whole, 5:30-6:30 pm.

Whether you’ve been a part of WeROC’s past work, or you’re a first timer, we think this hour will be valuable to all of us.  One of our basic organizing understandings is that, at its root, power comes from two things — organized people and/or organized moneyWe’ll explore how this applies to our local work together.

Come and hear updates and opportunities from the leaders of our three current Action Teams (Health Equity, Voter Rights, and Justice Matters), and how WeROC as a whole is tying all of our campaigns together with plans for organizing more people and more dollars, in lots of creative ways.

Check out our Website and social media below…and if you haven’t pushed that DONATE button lately, we hope you’ll consider an investment of whatever you can in serious, bottom-up, collective power-building, right here in Washtenaw County!

Cindy Bodewes, WeROC President cbodewes@umich.edu, 734-358-6994

Tad Wysor, WeROC Lead Organizer tadwysor@gmail.com, 734-883-3225

Agitation is an act of Love