United Methodist Women - Western North Carolina ConferenceTurning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world
Legislative Advocacy Day 2019
April 27, 2019, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Saint Andrews United Methodist Church
1840 Butler Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Download and share: Legislative Day 2019 flyer
E to the Third Power: Educate • Engage • Enact
- Kathy Fitzjefferies – Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline
- Dr. Jennifer Bremer – Voter Rights/Redistricting Reform
Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch. Continental breakfast, drinks and snacks will be provided. There is no cost to attend our Legislative Advocacy Day. Advance registration is not required…just come join us!
Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline
From the United Methodist Women website: The crisis of incarceration this nation now faces demands people of faith act with swift and fierce moral authority to transform, not just reform, an irreparably broken system. It demands that all of us—clergy, seminarians, teachers, and people in pews, mosques and temples— provoke a revolution of values that strikes at the heart of mass incarceration. Without exception, we believers are required to realize a just world. This is our call, and we are falling short when it comes to how we treat those in jails, prisons and detention centers. Read more at unitedmethodistwomen.org:
- The School to Prison Pipeline
- School to Prison Pipeline Bible Study
- Download the Interrupt the School to Prison Pipeline Poster
Voter Rights / Redistricting Reform
From the United Methodist Women website: Fifty years ago saw the historic passing of the Voting Rights Act. But today, this hard-fought right to vote is in peril. The Voting Rights Act allows the federal government to enforce every citizen’s right to vote. But recent court rulings and laws have weakened the act, and in the last five years, 21 states have passed laws that make it more difficult to vote. These laws largely affect low-income, African-American and Hispanic voters. The Voting Rights Act, meant to end racial discrimination in the voting process, is slowly eroding. We have much to do speaking truth to power in the days ahead. Come increase your awareness and develop advocacy skills with United Methodist Women sisters from across the conference. Read more at unitedmethodistwomen.org:
Directions to Saint Andrews UMC in Winston-Salem:
From the west – I 40 E to exit 195, take ramp right for Clemmonsville Road toward Thomasville, turn left onto Clemmonsville Road, turn right onto Waughtown Street, turn left onto Butler Street, church is on the left.
From the east—At exit 81 B, take ramp right for 1-40 West toward Winston-Salem, at exit 195, take ramp right for NC-109 toward Clemmonsville Road, turn right onto NC-109/Thomasville Road SE, turn right onto E Clemmonsville Road, turn right onto Waughtown Street, turn left onto Butler Street.