MOP has four major campaigns and our Local Organizing Committees (LOC) are meeting bi-monthly to strengthen, build relationship, and deepen our understanding in the issue areas:
1) Champion 4 Education (C4E): The LOC seeks to improve local schools by actively engage with school districts in the areas of LCFF, LCAP, parent engagement, and restorative practices. To participate in the LOC, please contact Nomtsia at 261-2358.
2) Health 4 All: Local residents and partners are working to improve health 4 All for everyone, regardless of immigration status. The residents come from Merced, Atwater, Winton, Delhi, and Planada. To participate in the LOC, please call Crissy at 626-0631.
3) Youth 4 Change: The campaign includes 5 congregations that form a LOM to ensure their priorities are protected by organizing youth ages 14-24. Youth promotes our local issues in the areas of H4A, C4E (Education), LIVE Free - prop 47 implementation, DACA/DAPA, and Environments. Other activities also include youth leadership/civic engagement training, legislative visits, youth conferences, summer camp and retreats. To get involve, please call Tony @509-4988.
4) LIVE Free - Special Project: A program to work with incarcerated youths/adults by giving them leadership/social skills, employment training, educational attainment, and organizing opportunities to impact public policy that include the implementation of prop 47 and high incarceration of people of color. To be part of this project, please call Claudia at 872-8705.
We have weekly training on our issue campaigns. Please contact our organizers for specific date and time. Your input and participation are critical in our work.
Translation is available in Spanish and Hmong.