On Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, people of faith will be called on to take a stand and participate in “Recall Sunday”. The goal is to get 5,000 signatures that day.
Community organizers and volunteers will be outside churches on public property, to greet members and ask if they want to sign the petitions to recall Walker and the lieutenant governor. We want pastors and leaders to know so they are not surprised.
Please let me know if you are comfortable with volunteers being outside of your church that Sunday. I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell phone at 414-507-1115. If you have individuals that want to be trained and continue to collect signatures after church or at special events have them call me.
As you know, Governor Scott Walker has been dishonest with the people of Wisconsin. He has taken the radical step of ending collective bargaining for state workers; cut 84 million dollars from Milwaukee Public Schools alone in addition to schools across the state; 10,000 jobs were lost with Talgo; passed a voter identification suppression bill that according to UW Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute study revealed that 78 percent of African American males age 18-24 and 66 percent of African American females do not have photo IDs; 59 percent of Latino women and 46% of Latino men do not have photo ids. He is obviously not on the side of working families with the unemployment rate rising from 7.4 – 7.9 in the state and with African American males in Milwaukee, the numbers are higher than 50 percent in certain neighborhoods while big corporations get big tax breaks.
The Holy Bible says in Amos 5:24, “But let judgement run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.” So people of faith must stand up and be counted.
We need justice in Wisconsin for every man, woman, boy and girl.
I look forward to hearing from you as we go forward hand in hand in Wisconsin – Black, White, Hmong, Hispanic, Native Americans, Jew, Gentiles, Protestants Catholic etc.
Peace and blessings to you, Pastor Teresa Thomas-Boyd, African American Outreach Coord.