NEXT AACo IAF ACTION Thursday July 12th

By Pastor Sara, in News

NEXT AACo IAF ACTION:

What We Heard What We Will Do About It

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Asbury United Methodist Church

87 West St.Annapolis, MD 21401

FREE PARKING in Whitmore Garage from 6:15pm until 9:15pm

Parking Validation provided at the Action

FREE CHILDCARE PROVIDED

Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early.

We are one month away from our next action! Over the past three months, we have heard the stories of over 2,100 people from communities across Anne Arundel County. Your stories have shared anger, frustration, but also hope that building a power organization such as the one we are building will make us agents of real change together!

WHAT WE HEARD

The problem areas we heard about:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

SAFE AND EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS

EFFICIENT AND USEFUL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

MEANINGFUL AND GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

FREEDOM FROM ADDICTION

JUST AND FAIR IMMIGRATION POLICIES

all underpinned by systematic racism, sexism, and xenophobia, which we can dismantle together.

AT THE ACTION WE WILL LIFT UP THESE STORIES

WHAT WE WILL DO ABOUT IT:

Do these problems affect you? Do you have hands-on experience or network connections that could help us build a solution? At the action we will invite you to participate on a Research Action Team related to these and other problem areas. As a team, you will work together and with others directly affected to identify specific issues and develop solutions that we may bring to the tables of power in our communities with people impacted by the problem.

Let us BUILD POWER together to address these community ills.

Let the leaders in your organization know you will be present!

At our next action on Thursday, October 4, we will LAUNCH OUR ORGANIZATION (with a name!) and address people in power, asking them if they will accept our recommendations and work with us to do something concrete about the issues we have raised.

WHO ARE WE?

The Anne Arundel County IAF Sponsoring Committee is a strictly non-partisan “organization of organizations” made up of 19 member and friend organizations working together to build community power so that people’s voices are represented, and solutions presented, at the places where decisions are made. We build power by forming deep relationships within our organizations and our communities, never acting “for” anyone, but always with. We do not endorse candidates or work with or for any political parties.