Thank you so much to all who participated in last night’s WESPAC Annual Meeting of Members. Much important information was shared. You can watch the full reports here
Based on the information shared, here is a quick summary. All the groups are looking to expand their base and attract more supporters and those who can commit some volunteer time to helping them amplify their messaging. We agreed to use the WESPAC discussion list as a place to make specific requests (help with website development etc). Please let me know if you would like to be added to the discussion list:
Nick Mottern: Ban Killer Drones https://
bankillerdrones.org/ email Nick to get on his list: [email protected]
Chloe Fernandez: Westchester Youth Alliance https://
westchesteryouthalliance.org/ Many youth will be preparing Thanksgiving meals this Sunday at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners and welcome your participation. westchesteryouthalliance@ gmail.com
Susan Smith: International Sanctuary Declaration Campaign and Network. If your organization would like to endorse the International Sanctuary Declaration Campaign and connect with the network, please email globalsanctuarymovement@gmail.
Diane Torstrup: Decarcerate Hudson Valley and Clean Slate Campaign. www.justiceroadmapny.org and https://www.cleanslateny.
org/ Op-ed w/ story here: https://www.timesunion.com/ opinion/article/Commentary- Clean-Slate-Act-will-rebuild- 16603964.php
Linda Conte: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Linda prepared a wonderful slide show that is available upon request. She is looking to build the local Westchester WILPF Chapter! Please reach out: westchesterwilpf@gmail.
Patrick Schelle: Alternatives to Incarceration. Please be in touch to join this growing network committed to ending youth detention in Westchester County: aticoalition914@gmail.
Sandy Bernabei, Antiracist Alliance. Meets monthly on the first Friday of the month for graduates of the Undoing Racism Workshop. There is an active working group that prepares regular webinars on moving towards racial equity. http://www.antiracistalliance.com/
Delia Marx and Geoff Munroe: Westchester Cooperatives Network. They will be offering a hybrid presentation at WESPAC on December 1st at 7pm! Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/
Julie Carran: Westchester Coalition for Police Reform. Please attend the 10th Anniversary of the White Plains Police Killing of Mr. Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. to honor his memory. This Friday, Nov. 19th at 7pm in front of the White Plains Department of Public Safety, 77 South Lexington Ave in White Plains. https://www.facebook.
Jill Sternberg (invited): Restorative Justice Westchester, email for Restorative Justice Westchester for more info: [email protected]
Howard Horowitz: Caring Majority Campaign. https://www.
nycaringmajority.org/ Important upcoming event to register for. Leaders in the Hudson Valley have played a critical role thus far in moving the needle on Fair Pay for Home Care, from creating a viral PSA, to publishing a report on the home care workforce shortage in the region, to getting nearly all our regional legislators signed on, to our recent Hudson Valley Roundtable on Fair Pay for Home Care with area state legislators. Whether you are new to our Hudson Valley team or are an old-timer – we welcome you to our monthly regional meeting on ZOOM! Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting THIS Thursday, November 18th from 5 PM – 6 PM! Please click this link to register for the ZOOM link!
Harry Soloway: WESPAC Middle East Committee. He gave a substantial report on various initiatives. Please email him for more information [email protected]
Gayle Dunkelberger: Tabling for WESPAC at public events. It is so important for WESPAC members to help table at various events so that we can amplify our messaging and build our presence. Please email Gayle for tips: [email protected]
Joanne Robinson: Move the Money. Joanne is very involved with the NYC campaign and would like to start a similar campaign here in Westchester: see here and here Email Joanne for details: jowolfrobboe2@gmail.
Vanessa Merton: Voting Integrity. https://
citizensvotingny.org/ https://smartelections.us/ voting-technology https://www.mobilize.us/ smartelections/event/306187/ Urgent need to protect our voting integrity. Please be in touch to help amplify this campaign: [email protected]
WESPAC on Facebook
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This a call for support and outreach. Parents and children in the East Ramapo (ER) School district need our support. The crisis in their schools – a hostile school board, more than 10 years of austerity budgets, racial discrimination, and buildings declared unsafe and with lead in the water – is on the agenda. We hope you can show your support for ER parents and children at their parent-led forum on Saturday February 24, 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Spring Valley Salvation Army Community Center. At you can see from the attached flyers for the event, this is about grassroots organizing by the parents and community themselves. We are showing up to show support.If you think you can make it, please RSVP to this email so we can get an idea of turnout. If you are interested in helping with set up, clean up or contributing food, please contact Nancy ([email protected]). ... See MoreSee Less