Aren't national politics depressing? Partisan, cynical, divisive. It doesn't have to be this way.
Justice United's politics are rooted in, well, the root of politics. "Politics" comes from the Greek word polis, which translates roughly to "the life of the city." Justice United acts for the whole.
We believe in the affirmative individual (most people will do the right thing, given the opportunity) and that people are happiest when their lives are enmeshed in caring face-to-face relationships, building their communities together.
This fall help Justice United reclaim politics and make real change in Orange County. Support these three actions to make our county a better place to live, work, and worship.
Souls to the Polls for Affordable Housing
Sunday, October 21, 12:30 pm
Rally at Peace and Justice Plaza, March to Chapel of the Cross
179 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
In Chapel Hill 52% of renters are cost burdened (meaning they spend over 30% of their income on rent). The teachers, health care providers, food service workers, and artists who make Chapel Hill a special place can no longer afford to live in town.
Help us turn out the vote for affordable housing to address this injustice. Justice United endorses the non-partisan, $10 million bond for affordable housing in Chapel Hill. The bond will support the development of 400 new affordable housing units, and the preservation of 300 existing units by 2023. The average increase in property taxes for Chapel Hill homeowners will be $40 / year.
On October 21 we will rally briefly at Peace and Justice Plaza before heading to the Chapel of the Cross polling station. All who support affordable housing are welcome to attend the rally, only Chapel Hill residents may vote for the bond. Please confirm your attendance here.
Accountability Action with the Board of Education
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Lattisville Grove Missionary Baptist Church
1701 Jimmy Ed Rd, Hurdle Mills
Justice United will hold an accountability session with the members of the Orange County Schools Board of Education to evaluate teacher hiring data from the summer and to propose specific strategies to increase teacher diversity and bi-lingual staff.
We need you to attend! Help us shape the future of Orange County Schools: the largest employer serving rural Orange County with close to 1,000 staff, and a key institution that shapes the futures and opportunities available to over 7,400 young people. Please confirm your attendance here.
Become a Sustainer
Match Grant Deadline October 31
Donate online here
Justice United’s sustainer campaign is an invitation to become an investor in real solutions that come from communities that care.
Hundreds of Justice United leaders are poised to take action on our grassroots agenda for change: job access for rural residents and people of color, resources for immigrant students, and affordable housing for extremely low income residents at risk of homelessness.
Justice United has received a generous match grant to support this effort. We will receive $100 for every recurring donation of $5 a month or more.
Please consider supporting our work by becoming a sustainer today!