Do you want to help us fight inequality? Attend one of our rallies, events, or volunteer opportunities!
The State Senate released a One House Budget last week that steals from the poor and gives to the rich. The State Senate Proposed 6 new funding formulas for public schools, and 5 of the 6 exclude the Rochester City School District. The new formulas takse money away from high needs districts and redistributes it to suburban districts.
Even one formula for English Language Learners does not apply to Rochester, despite the fact Rochester has the most English Language Learners in Monroe County. There is no mention of poverty or disability in any of these new formulas. This is unacceptable! Metro Justice and the Alliance for Quality Education is holding a press conference outside Senator Robach's office on Friday to demand he stands up for his district and commits to fully funding public schools.
Ever hold an event and wish there had been more people there? Part of a group that you really want to see grow, but it just doesn't seem to be growing? Met some enthusiastic people that you expected would get involved in a movement only to see them slowly drift away after a couple meetings? These experiences are common throughout many social movement organizations.
Given today's political climate, our movements have to grow and they have to grow intentionally. Metro Justice is excited to begin offering opportunities to support activists in our community learn the organizing skills necessary to manage growth in a meaningful way.
Join us in a training on movement-based recruitment. This training uses the Fight for 15 models of recruitment as a base for one-on-one recruitment conversations and follow-up. While the training itself will be specific to the Fight for 15, we know that the tools available can be applied to many different types of organizing. You can expect to walk away with a better sense of how to have initial recruitment conversations, how to motivate people to engage in action and take on leadership, and how to respond to concerns and counter-arguments in a productive way with those most directly impacted by the issues you're working on.
After you get your ticket for the training, you'll get a follow-up email with a registration form. Please fill that out immediately to help us make the training as positive as possible for you.
As the Trump administration and Republican Congress begin forward on a path to destroy the Affordable Care Act, we know that New York State can do better. We can't sit by and simply defend the Affordable Care Act. In New York, we know that we can show the nation a new path forward on health care. We can pass the New York Health Act and make Health Care a Human Right in New York!
A universal system, often referred to as "single-payer," is the most equitable and affordable way to achieve comprehensive coverage for all, freedom of choice, quality care, accountability, and fair payments to health care providers. We believe a system that pays for care, not increasing profits, will save lives and money, benefiting our whole economy.
No copays, no deductibles, no premiums, just health care. The New York Health Act makes health care a human right AND would save us and the state billions of dollars. But we can't win it without a fight. On April 4th, that fight will be in Albany as hundreds from across the state come together to let our state government hear the support that single payer health care has here.
Get your ticket and join us in Albany!
Spring into action with Metro Justice!
The Metro Justice office will participates in the monthly, city-wide, First Friday events. Metro Justice will open it's doors to members and the general public for an evening of socializing, organizing, and art appreciation.
Come join us to Learn about Metro Justice and our organization's dedication to ending racial inequality and poverty in Rochester, NY and view art from local artists that will be available for purchase.
Our doors will be open on Friday, April 7th at 6:00 pm
Are you and artist whose work conveys a message about the fight for racial, social, or economic justice? Consider displaying your work with us:
- Free for Metro Justice members and staff
- Non-members, a donation of 10% of the proceeds from the sale of your work is suggested
To volunteer, click here. For further information contact Andrew Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org
As we enter a new political climate of uncertainty, it is always best to take time to pause and celebrate small victories and strengths with others who may feel more distraught with every passing news update. Now, more than ever, we hope that you can join us for one of our organization’s most celebrated fundraising events, The Metro Justice Annual Dinner at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave., on Sunday May 7, 2017. Doors open at 5:45 PM, program to begin at 6:00 pm.
Your ticket purchases and sponsorship will help fuel and support the campaigns that Metro Justice stands for. Your generosity can help our organization maintain its strong and uncompromising voice in the community; fighting for social, economic, and racial justice. We hope you will join us for an evening of food, fun, and focus.
Our keynote speaker this year will be Brenda White Bull, water protector activist, senior member of the Standing Rock Sioux, veteran, and great, great granddaughter of Sitting Bull. You can read more about her here.
The deadline for ticket orders is April 28. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for all the different ticket and sponsorship options and to register online.
Once your tickets have been purchased, you'll have an opportunity to let us know if you are willing to volunteer at the dinner and/or donate an appetizer.
If you'd prefer to register by mail please download, print, and fill out the following order form and mail it back to Metro Justice at the address on the form:
If you'd like to donate a gift basket or or item for our raffle and silent auction please download, print, and fill out the following form and mail it back to Metro Justice at the address on the form:
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday May 7, 2017 for an evening of delicious food and stimulating conversation. If you’re unable to attend, please consider making a contribution to Metro Justice to ensure we remain an independent grassroots organization for years to come.
For questions please contact Andrew Thomas, Fundraising & Membership Director, email@example.com, 585-397-3535.