Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Justice Delayed -- is Justice Denied (Important Information for Community)

LETTER BELOW IS FROM Paul Graham from Amos Project - Please spread the word

Last week, the AMOS Project launched a week of prayer and action. This is a part of our Nehemiah Campaign to Rebuild Cincinnati. The focus of last's actions is on passing the Fair Hiring Policy, which would allow city jobs to be open to people with criminal records. We started our week of prayer and action at last Wednesday's City Council meeting, where the policy was "put on the calendar," where it would be heard in committee.

Yesterday, Monday, the chair of the jobs creation committee, Charlie Winburn, claimed council needed more time to review the policy. City council has had the motion for months, and have been engaged on the problem & issue for over 2 years.

The AMOS Project and our allies, the Ohio Justice & Policy Center and the HELP Program, will move forward with our plans to attend tomorrow's City Council meeting. The message isn't one of celebration, which what was planned, but of accountability and redemption. City Council will break for one month, and this policy needs to be the first policy passed by City Council.

Can you show up tomorrow at city hall at 1:15? We will offer testimony and prayer during the citizen comment period at 1:30.

Thank you,


Paul Graham
The AMOS Project
745 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45203

I just heard this information over the airwaves. For my Cincy FB people -- Community Action Agency has funding for 500 jobs, for youth between the ages of 16-24. Jobs range from labor to clerical. The deadline to apply for the jobs is this Friday June 25 2010. If you know of a young person that needs a job, get them over to CAA before Friday. The # is 513.569.1860. ACT QUICKLY. Call and if you get voicemail (you will) GET OVER THERE.