Phone Bank against AHCA Thurs June 29

ahcaprotest Please join HVALF for a phone bank on Thursday, June 29, from 7-9pm at the LEO/GEO office (339 E. Liberty, Suite 340, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104) to stop the catastrophic AHCA from passing the Senate. Facebook event
This phone bank is an exciting opportunity to reach outside of Michigan and speak with fellow union members in Nevada to ask them to urge their Senator to vote no on the cruel ACA “replacement” that many Republican politicians support. We can win this fight.

Please RSVP to Jake (hvalfwork@gmail.com) as soon as possible.

Live viewing of “The Gathering: A Time for Reflection, Revival and Resistance” Sun 6-4

This Sunday night, June 4th, from 6-7:00p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (1400 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI) there will the first of monthly live broadcasts, co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. William Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, of the new Poor People’s Campaign.

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Photo courtesy United Federation of Teachers

These programs are intended to equip people from all walks of life in thoughtful deliberation about we might best support  and create safe and equitable communities inclusive of those who suffer from social stigma or poverty.   These gatherings will include an introduction to a moral issue, immersion in freedom songs that inform how to engage the issue, an interview with someone who is directly impacted by the issue, and a theological engagement with the issue that names a specific call to moral action.

Recently, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber announced he is stepping down as the President of the North Carolina NAACP to organize this movement named for the movement Martin Luther King was leading when he was murdered.

Rev. Barber was the founder of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina which has brought together people around a wide variety of justice concerns in what he calls “moral fusion organizing to challenge and transform the mean-spirited divide-and-conquer politics” we see reigning in our country. This movement  which has brought together hundreds of thousands of people in North Carolina is described in his important book The Third Reconstruction.   (If you have not heard the Rev. Barber before you will find many of his talks on Google and YouTube. )

We hope you will join us to learn about this new movement and how we can support it.

The Rev. Joe Summers                             Ian Robinson
Vicar, The Episcopal Church                    President, Huron Valley Area
of the Incarnation                                         Labor Federation