Weekly ESJM Roundup: March 22-29

PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE
Organizing meeting to be held on April 1 from 6pm to 8pm at the Pack Library, Asheville.  For those who were interested in or  participated in the Moral Monday rallies, here is the next step of the campaign.  Mountain People’s Assembly will be focused on organizing a voter registration drive from April 2-April 11 in low-income and marginalized communities. Voters have to be registered by April 11th to participate in the primaries. Voter registration, voter education, and GOTV efforts have been identified as a primary focus for the Mountain People’s Assembly. We are working to combat the effects of the unjust voter suppression legislation that was passed by the NC State Legislature in 2013. We will be in Lord Auditorium for this important meeting and organizing event.  The UUCA Earth and Social Justice Ministry urge you attend and get involved.

UUCA IMMIGRATION REFORM STANDING COMMITTEE
Many people in our congregation have been involved in several campaigns to prevent the deportation of undocumented residents  and to end discrimination against these residents.  Events involving immigration issues often happen quickly and we would like to organize a committee of UUCA friends and members to follow these issues.  If you are interested, please contact Tom Dessereau at 828-225-3786.  We need volunteers to help on this important issue for our community.

HUNGER IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY
The Hunger Committee collects healthy food donations to supplement Manna Foods provision for needed families of students at Issac Dickson Elementary School 2x a month. This involves drivers going to Manna to pick up the bags and bringing them to Edwin where we are supplementing with juice, fruit and a protein when space allows. Our biggest need are some folks to be a part of the committee. Contact Susan Steffe/ ssteffe@gmail.com

ROOM IN THE INN
If you are able to help, please email Martha Shepard.

HABITAT FOR THE HOMELESS
Build Dates to be selected (offsite) For all those Habitat for Humanity supporters, begin signing up for build dates. To sign up, come to the Social Justice table on any Sunday morning or call Tom Dessereau/ 828-225-3786.

PRITCHARD PARK BREAKFAST
Next date in Spring, 2014. Meet in Pritchard Park to prepare breakfast for those in need. Contact Gene Zimbalkin/ Krestrel3@gmail.com

REPEAL THE DEATH PENALTY
Contact Gene Zimbalkin/ Krestrel3@gmail.com

HOPE-TO-HOME
Get involved in our second Hope-to-Home team happening this fall to support a formerly homeless person recently placed in housing. We will be joined by 3-5 Quakers. Contact Gene Zimbalkin/ Kestrel3@gmail.com

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About Elizabeth Mount

Seminarian, UU, organizer, and badass. For faith, justice, and interdependent existence.
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