Ways for Individals and faith communities to counter oppression.
South Central Yearly Meeting
A follow up message from Howard Hawhee, Clerk of SCYM.
Oklahomans passed two state questions, SQ 780 and 781, aimed at lowering the prison population. SQ 780 reduces some felonies, such as low level drug charges, to misdemeanors; and SQ 781 uses savings for mental heatlh treatment.
For more information, check out this link: http://www.newson6.com/story/33660471/oklahoma-voters-approve-criminal-reform-measures.
Friends, are you familiar with QuakerSpeak videos? They are produced by Friends Journal and can be found on YouTube. They come out weekly and are very informational, while also being very succinct. Here is a link to one of particular interest: https://youtu.be/wLoUu_YIV3s.
. . . that the high school program for FGC Gathering has its own facebook page, with links to registration? Neither did we! If you facebook, you can check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/fgchsprogram/
An important message from Amelia Kegan, Legislative Director for Domestic Policy, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) via Gail Fletcher.
This is an effort to encourage you to become a political activist. In the U.S. Senate, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (S. 2123) is a bipartisan effort to address dangerous overcrowding in federal prisons.
Friends, your yearly meeting offers funds and other support to individuals for sharing our gifts and deepening our spirits. Read below to see four opportunities for support.