52 leaders came together as Justice United on Monday July 18 to plan our power building strategy this summer and advance our campaigns for affordable housing, strengthening community relationships with police.
Together we committed to reach out to 394 members of our institutions and communities to describe our issue campaigns, get reactions, and to invite all to help shape our work. Our goal is also to secure turnout commitments for our September 15 Assembly.
Talking points were distributed to help guide this conversation, along with sign up sheets (Count on Me Forms), attached below.
We also discussed canvassing at the upcoming Fairview Live event on August 20. Follow this link to sign up and for more information.
We will report on our progress with this strategy at our Countywide Leaders Meeting, August 25, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hillsborough (1710 Old NC Hwy 10, Hillsborough). There we will hear presentations on the specific commitments from decisionmakers that we will be seeking at our September 15 Assembly.
(Please bring all completed “Count on Me” forms with you to this meeting, as well as a firm turnout number for the Assembly)
Included below are resources to help with your outreach: our timeline and action plan for the summer, descriptions of our issue campaigns, handouts, and additional reading.
HANDOUTS FROM JULY 18 CORE TEAM MEETING
DETAILED ACTION PLAN, JUNE 16 - SEPTEMBER 15
After 15 Years Chapel Hill is Still Trying to Get a Grip on its Housing Problem, Indyweek 3/18/2015
Article that focuses on the two major barriers to affordable housing that JU hopes to help address with our campaign: expensive land and lack of funding. Focus is on Chapel Hill, but many of the same issues can be found across Orange County.
Orange County Bias Free Policing Recommendations, Orange County Bias Free Policing Coalition
Thorough report from the Bias Free Policing Coalition on the history of biased policing in Orange County 2002 - 2013, along with policy recommendations.
“The Real ID Act’s Costly Implications for North Carolina Latino Communities,” Indyweek 3/19/2014
The solution presented here is focused on changes at the state, not local, level - but does a good job humanizing the issue and provides good background information.