"Most of the people who have attended meetings are driven and dedicated, but feel as if they don't know where to start. I think one of the most useful things about Making Change is that it gives a structure for more experienced activists to pass on their knowledge to newcomers.” - Jon Herington
Financial poverty is pervasive in Riley County. Per the US Census, 24% of individuals in Riley County live in poverty. 35.4% of students in USD 383 receive free or reduced lunch, indicating they are living in households making less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and there are more than 300 children classified as homeless by the school district.
Fundraising for the Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice’s 2017 program year has begun and is going fair. This is a reminder to past and new supporters that their donations are needed and to please send in their donation now.
Love. trumps. hate.
MAPJ supports and works with the Civilian Medical Resource Network (CMRN) which works alongside the GI Rights Hotline. Below is information about the project and their need for more volunteer mental health workers.
“If it weren’t for you all meeting with me, our team might not have even known this bill existed.” - Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins
We need a moral movement to create change. - Rev. William J. Barber, II