Half a Million Strong….A Post Election Note…

Gathering petition signature training

Since March 1 our congregations participated in a phone banking campaign to stop Amendment 3 that hit just under 250,000 calls! And more than that, our congregations knocked almost 1,000 doors and sent hundreds of texts. Shout out to Eliot… Continue Reading

A Statement on Kenosha

Kenosha, Wisconsin, June 2019. MCU leaders and organizers joined the Gamaliel National Leadership Training at University of Wisconsin – Parkside. The training included a track for formerly incarcerated leaders. On the first night, one of those leaders was targeted by… Continue Reading

Be the Change With MCU: Week of May 22

Municipal Elections on Tuesday, June 2: School Board and More! Voting, particularly in local elections, shapes our communities. On Tuesday, June 2 serveral school boards and city governments will elect new or retain current members. There are bond issues on some of… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Regional Response Team Forms to Meet Social Needs

covid-19 Regional Response Team

(April 8, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health challenge unlike anything we have faced in over a century. As with prior crises, it is the most vulnerable who stand to suffer and lose the most. Already stretched social service providers are working hard to respond to a new reality that requires residents to remain in their homes with no open schools, limited childcare, dramatically reduced employment, and underlying health conditions and other risk factors. No single organization or institution can respond to this crisis alone. The only effective response is a coordinated one. The COVID-19 Regional Response Team seeks to build on the learnings and experiences of organizations skilled in crisis response to create a centralized, regional system of response to meet these social needs for the bi-state area. Continue Reading