October 30, 2016

Pete HaackJustice Matters0 Comments

An interfaith network of 23 faith groups working for justice in Lawrence and Douglas County

The concerns raised at the approximately 70 house meetings all over Lawrence and in Douglas County have been compiled. That list was narrowed by an email/mail poll of all network members and was further refined by team leaders at a Team Leader Assembly on October 26 during a preparatory meeting for the upcoming assembly. The top 2 or 3 concerns will be presented to the membership and a vote taken for the top priority at our annual Community Problems Assembly on November 2, 2016 at Abe and Jake’s Landing. The Assembly is for Justice Matters’ members and their guests only. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the program begins at 6 pm.

Following the assembly there will be a county commissioner candidate forum which is open to the public. Doors for the public forum open at 7:30 and the forum begins at 7:45 pm and concludes at 8:30 pm.

For more information about Justice Matters or on how to become involved without having attended a house meeting, please contact Joe Synder (785-550-6421 or joesnyder42@gmail.com) or Pat Lechtenberg (785-842-1992 or plek10berg@aol.com). Also, check out the Justice Matters’ new website www.justicemattersinkansas.org for information about the organization and updated information on the 4 issues we are currently working on: Mental Health Crisis Center, Affordable Housing, Early Childhood Trauma and Alternatives to Incarceration.

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