New Link! For Saturday’s Meeting

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Saturday, March 6
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Last month’s deeply inspiring forum was a very important piece of WCDP’s ongoing effort to elevate the voices, the ideas, and the leadership of marginalized communities and of Black women, in particular.
We continue with addressing the crises of Covid-19 and how it intersects racial inequality in administrating to Black communities in Washtenaw County. Records show that not only has the Black population been hit disproportionately hard, dying at a much higher rate than other groups, but, as is found nationwide, they are being left behind in access to vaccines. We will look at why that is and what can be done to remedy it.Speakers include:Hon. Lois Richardson, Mayor, City of Ypsilanti
Sr. Pastor Jeff Harold, New Beginnings Community Church, Ypsilanti
State Rep. Yousef Rabhi, Rep., MI-53
State Rep. Felicia Brabec House District 55Please note: The link has changed. Please click this link.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87011042886?pwd=SmVRZlpnWHBTMVFZaUVKaUNEN2hVdz09

For further information, to dial in etc. please go here.


Saturday, March 6
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Last month’s deeply inspiring forum was a very important piece of WCDP’s ongoing effort to elevate the voices, the ideas, and the leadership of marginalized communities and of Black women, in particular.
We continue with addressing the crises of Covid-19 and how it intersects racial inequality in administrating to Black communities in Washtenaw County. Records show that not only has the Black population been hit disproportionately hard, dying at a much higher rate than other groups, but, as is found nationwide, they are being left behind in access to vaccines. We will look at why that is and what can be done to remedy it.Speakers include:Hon. Lois Richardson, Mayor, City of Ypsilanti
Sr. Pastor Jeff Harold, New Beginnings Community Church, Ypsilanti
State Rep. Yousef Rabhi, Rep., MI-53
State Rep. Felicia Brabec House District 55Please note: The link has changed. Please click this link.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87011042886?pwd=SmVRZlpnWHBTMVFZaUVKaUNEN2hVdz09

For further information, to dial in etc. please go here.

Action Item from Michigan ResistanceLegislators Play Ping Pong While Children Go Hungry
In December 2020, the federal government — with Republicans still in control of the Senate, remember, and a Republican President still at the helm – authorized $5.6 billion dollars for COVID relief to Michigan. This Republican-controlled administration intended that the funds be spent on desperately needed food and housing assistance, expanded unemployment benefits, vaccine delivery, and relief of other crises brought on by the pandemic.But Michigan Republicans — in control of both chambers of the MI legislature despite having received some 650,000 fewer votes than Dems — have been relentlessly fighting our popularly elected Democratic governor to spend only a fraction of the money, and even that with politically motivated strings attached: reformulating vaccine distribution away from areas with the most vulnerable populations, including communities of color, and mandating that vaccine recipients be informed if fetal stems cells were used in the development of that vaccine.To put pressure on them to stop taking Michiganders hostage with this power play, get the details, a script and the people to call here. Thanks to MI Resistance for this work!

Townhall with the Washtenaw County Health Department and Rep. Donna Lasinsky

March 4, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rep. Donna Lasinsky will host the Washtenaw County Health Department in a virtual townhall.. She will give a legislative update, talk about our state and county’s efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, and answer your questions. Join here through Zoom or on Facebook.

Yousef and You 

Monday, March 8, 6 p.m.

Rep. Yousef Rabhi holds a bimonthly Zoom forum for constituents to get updates and discuss legislative issues. Typically, discussions are at 10 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of the month and 6 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month. Go here to register for either session. 

Naomi Klein: Wege Lecture at the UM School for Environment and Sustainability

Wednesday, March 10, 7-8 p.m.
Join us for a casual conversation with Naomi Klein that will touch upon the pivotal moment we are in as we work to address the climate crisis, fight for climate justice, and examine the detrimental impacts that colonialism and capitalism have had on our planet and society. What needs to happen to bring about transformative, systemic change at this critical time? Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and best-selling author of On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, as well as the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. Register for the event here

Redistricting on the docket: 

If you missed the CLOSUP redistricting webinar last week, you can now view it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxJRbmlj02I&feature=youtu.be

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