Souls to the polls

It may be hard to think of a tax increase as "justice," but Orange County has an example of just that in its proposal on the November ballot to raise the sales tax by one-quarter cent. A portion of the revenue if this wins approval will go toward providing a solution for Habitat for Humanity homeowners in Efland (many of whose homes were built by our member churches), who have been facing a 300 percent increase in their sewer rates. Justice United agrees that this tax increase, which means paying 25 cents more per every $100 you spend, equals social justice.

We will gather at 9:30am at United Church.  After a brief press conference with our partner groups, we will walk over to the Seymour Center to cast our votes. 


Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 5:30am to 7:00am


United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 MLK Jr. Blvd

OC J.U.I.C.E. Community Walk

The Orange County Justice United In Community Effort organization of 25 churches and civic organizations will be walking in Northside and a hispanic community TBA to learn about issues facing our community, share what OC J.U.I.C.E. is all about, and promote our founding ceremony on October 26th.  We will be joined by UNC students who are also conducting an assessment of opportunities for building repair.


Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 6:00am to 9:00am

Orange County Justice United in Community Effort founding

After building relationships across faith, ethic background and economic status for almost three years, J.U.I.C.E. is ready to become a permanent organization. Leaders of the Committee have been patiently putting together the building blocks of collective power. They focused on recruiting institutions, raising their own money, traininghundreds of leaders, identifying priorities and developing a collective agenda.
The committee will become a permanent organization at a Founding Ceremony scheduled for the night of Monday October 26, 2009.  Hundreds of leaders from across the County have pledged to gather to officially launch the organization. The Founding Ceremony will coincide with an important election time in our County. All candidates seeking public office in the area will be invited to attend.Our organization never endorses any of the candidates, but we always ask the candidates to publicly endorse our community agenda.  
         Founding Ceremony:
  •     Monday October 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM. United Church of Chapel Hill 
    • The Founding is a celebration of our collective commitment for Justice. 
    • The organization will be launched by those that want to be Founding Members. Those that have completed training will be recognized, and we will unveil our new name and agenda.
    • Those seeking elected office will be invited to endorse or speak against our agenda


Monday, October 26, 2009 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm


United Church of Chapel Hill

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