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  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Metro Justice

    Voter Mailing

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 04:00 PM
    Sully Public Library in Rochester, NY

    10/30 Voter Canvass

    Raise the Minimum Wage!

    Fund Our Schools!

     

    Voter Engagement Campaign

    October 30th Canvass

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    Where: 530 Webster Avenue, Rochester, NY (Sully Public Library)

    When: Thursday, October 30th at 4 PM 

    In this year's State Senate elections, some major issues hang in the balance. Will New York State get a real raise in the minimum wage? Will the state properly and equitably fund our public schools? And whose voices will really be represented in Albany?

    Metro Justice is committed to ensuring that those most directly impacted communities have their voices heard in all major issues that impact them. Increasing voter turn-out is an important way to help build the power of marginalized communities. Even more important, is engaging these communities in our long-term organizing efforts.   

    Voter engagement is a great opportunity to recruit new members and promote important issues, like raising the minimum wage and increasing school funding for struggling schools. If you care about these issues and want to recruit progressive voters to vote this November 4th, please join us at the Sully Public Library, on Thursday October 30th, at 4 PM.

    Volunteers will be canvassing neighborhoods between Culver and North Goodman between 4 PM and 7:30 PM, encouraging people to vote on the issues that matter most. Snacks and water will be provided. 

    Contact Eamonn Scanlon (585) 355-2765 if you need help with transportation or have other questions. 

  • Saturday, November 01, 2014 at 12:00 PM
    Sully Public Library in Rochester, NY

    11/1 Voter Canvass

    Raise the Minimum Wage!

    Fund Our Schools!

     

    Voter Engagement Campaign

    November 1st Canvass

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    Where: 530 Webster Avenue, Rochester, NY (Sully Public Library)

    When: Saturday, November 1st at 12 PM (NOON)

    In this year's State Senate elections, some major issues hang in the balance. Will New York State get a real raise in the minimum wage? Will the state properly and equitably fund our public schools? And whose voices will really be represented in Albany?

    Metro Justice is committed to ensuring that those most directly impacted communities have their voices heard in all major issues that impact them. Increasing voter turn-out is an important way to help build the power of marginalized communities. Even more important, is engaging these communities in our long-term organizing efforts.   

    Voter engagement is a great opportunity to recruit new members and promote important issues, like raising the minimum wage and increasing school funding for struggling schools. If you care about these issues and want to recruit new progressive voters, please join us at the Sully Public Library, on Saturday November 1st at 12 PM.

    Volunteers will be canvassing neighborhoods between Culver and North Goodman between 12 and 4 PM, encouraging people to vote on the issues that matter most. Snacks and water will be provided. 

    Contact Eamonn Scanlon (585) 355-2765 if you need help with transportation or have other questions. 

  • Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at 04:00 PM
    Sully Public Library in Rochester, NY

    11/4 Election Day GOTV!

    Raise the Minimum Wage!

    Fund Our Schools!

     

    Get Out The Vote

    November 4th

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    Where: 530 Webster Avenue, Rochester, NY (Sully Public Library)

    When: Tuesday, November 4th TBD

    In this year's State Senate elections, some major issues hang in the balance. Will New York State get a real raise in the minimum wage? Will the state properly and equitably fund our public schools? And whose voices will really be represented in Albany?

    Metro Justice is committed to ensuring that those most directly impacted communities have their voices heard in all major issues that impact them. Increasing voter turn-out is an important way to help build the power of marginalized communities. Even more important, is engaging these communities in our long-term organizing efforts.   

    If you care about these issues and want every voice to be heard, please join us at the Sully Public Library, on Tuesday November 4th at TBD.

    Volunteers will be making phone calls, providing rides to voters, and knocking on doors! Snacks and water will be provided. 

    Contact Eamonn Scanlon (585) 355-2765 if you need help with transportation or have other questions. 

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Workers United Hall in Rochester, NY

    Single Payer Public Hearings

    CNYH_Logo.jpgMomentum is building for Single Payer health care in New York State! The sponsor of New York's Single Payer bill, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried is holding a series of hearings across the state about the need for genuinely universal health care. This is an incredibly important opportunity for Metro Justice members to show how much support there is in our region for Single Payer. We can't let this hearing happen without our vocal support! Join us, along with our allies in Healthcare-NOW, New York State Nurses Association, and Physicians for a National Health Program in making this a powerful event in support of Health Care as a Human Right!

    This series of public hearings around the state will review the effects and costs of the current health coverage system on patients, health care providers, employers, labor, taxpayers and health and health care. It will review how the single-payer system would work in New York.

    Persons wishing to testify or attend should complete the hearing reply form below and return as indicated as soon as possible, but no later than the dates indicated on the reply form. It is important that the form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation. If time does not permit all witnesses to testify in person, they may still submit written testimony.

    If you're interested in giving testimony, please contact Kelly Spahr at (585)857-9738. 

    We also need to fill the auditorium with as many supporters as we can. Show up, bring friends, and wear your Metro Justice shirts!

  • Friday, December 05, 2014 at 05:00 PM · 10 rsvps
    First Unitarian Church

    Alternative Fair!

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    THE FAIR IS 2 DAYS--Friday Night and Saturday Morning!

    Metro Justice’s values are integral to our annual Alternative Fair. You can enjoy FAMILY HOLIDAY SHOPPING with a conscience at Metro Justice’s 33rd annual Alternative Fair, featuring thousands of unique fair trade, earth friendly, and locally produced goods that support a strong local economy and a just and sustainable world.

    This is holiday shopping at prices the whole family can afford, and for many families, it’s their #1 shopping destination each year.  Sale items include pottery, textiles, jewelry, fine art, toys & games, ornaments, and much more — all fair trade imports or hand crafted by local artists.

    There is a suggested donation of $3 for all those over age 12, and free child care is available for young children and babies. Bring the whole family for several hours, and enjoy the festive atmosphere as you shop with a conscience. Chances are you’ll see many friends, too!

    Want to volunteer?

    Want to be a vendor? 

    Want to play music?

  • Saturday, December 06, 2014 at 10:00 AM
    First Unitarian Church

    Alternative Fair!

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    Metro Justice’s values are integral to our annual Alternative Fair. You can enjoy FAMILY HOLIDAY SHOPPING with a conscience at Metro Justice’s 33rd annual Alternative Fair, featuring thousands of unique fair trade, earth friendly, and locally produced goods that support a strong local economy and a just and sustainable world.

    This is holiday shopping at prices the whole family can afford, and for many families, it’s their #1 shopping destination each year.  Sale items include pottery, textiles, jewelry, fine art, toys & games, ornaments, and much more — all fair trade imports or hand crafted by local artists.

    There is a suggested donation of $3 for all those over age 12, and free child care is available for young children and babies. Bring the whole family for several hours, and enjoy the festive atmosphere as you shop with a conscience. Chances are you’ll see many friends, too!

    Want to volunteer?

    Want to be a vendor? 

    Want to play music?