SOCIAL JUSTICE: Sept. 14

GUUF FOOD DRIVE NEXT SATURDAY, SEPT. 19TH FROM 9-11AM

The United Ministry Food Pantry is running low on food and toiletries. Items needed:. Cans of Vienna sausage, tuna, salmon, chicken and beef stew (all cans should be pop top), powdered milk (individual packets), cereal, hotel-sized shampoo & soap, Q-tips and mini bottles of hand sanitizers.

Drop-off is from 9AM-11AM in the GUUF parking lot outside the UUWoC. Volunteers, wearing masks and gloves, will unload the items from your truck. We’re also accepting cash, checks and gift cards, which will go directly to the families in the IHN program. Please make checks payable to United Ministry and write “IHN families” on the memorandum line. Thank you for your support!

EXPAND SC MEDICAID PROGRAM: ZOOM ONLINE PRESENTATION, SUNDAY, SEPT. 20TH 10-11AM 

Medicaid expansion is not only a justice issue, it’s a racial justice issue. Minority communities are the most affected by the pandemic and our Medicaid system. As a result, too many people of color in SC have little access to healthcare.That’s why SJC is teaming up with other UUs in South Carolina to raise our voices in an effort to expand the program. The first step is to learn more. Join us for an online forum next Sunday from 10-11 AM. You’ll learn how the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act would address this dire need. Just click here https://zoom.us/j/96900568703

VOTER REGISTRATION Go to SCVOTES.GOV to register or change your address. You must be registered 30 days before the November 3 election. Takes 5 minutes to check your status. 

POLL WORKERS NEEDED Paid positions now available in Greenville County. Receive COVID-19 training and PPE. Apply here: https://www.scvotes.gov/poll-manager-information

RENTERS’ ASSISTANCE The CDC moratorium expires in December and may be challenged in courts. Congress needs to couple the moratorium with $100bn in renters’ assistance as rent is still due during the moratorium. The moratorium also doesn’t include a renters’ aid package, so this ask remains urgent despite the CDC relief. Write a letter to the editor at RESULTS Action Center. There you’ll find a letter template and background info. Be sure to add a “hook” such as the recent national conventions.
https://results.org/volunteers/action-center/