Sureena Koppolu

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Afternoon Water Affordability Phone Bank -- December 2024

DJJ has been supporting our partners People's Water Board Coalition in their fight for Water Affordability Legislation, and we're proud to say we are in the home stretch for getting this passed here in Michigan! It's crunch time, and we need to let our legislators know that we strongly support this legislation, and that we are here to support them as they work on passing it!

Join with other DJJ leaders once a month to be in community while we take this important action. We'll help you figure out who to call and what to say. If you're new to DJJ and/or the water affordability fight, this is a great way to dip a toe in and get involved.

The afternoon session is tailored to speaking with legislators or their staff and finding out where they stand on this legislation. If you're interested in participating but are unable to attend, this document has all the instructions and scripts so you can do this on your own time - just make sure you follow the instructions for "during business hours" or "after business hours" depending on when you're able to call! You can also reach out to Laura for help getting oriented to the document.

WHEN
December 11, 2024 at 12:00pm
WHERE
Virtual -- Google Meets
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Afternoon Water Affordability Phone Bank -- November 2024

DJJ has been supporting our partners People's Water Board Coalition in their fight for Water Affordability Legislation, and we're proud to say we are in the home stretch for getting this passed here in Michigan! It's crunch time, and we need to let our legislators know that we strongly support this legislation, and that we are here to support them as they work on passing it!

Join with other DJJ leaders once a month to be in community while we take this important action. We'll help you figure out who to call and what to say. If you're new to DJJ and/or the water affordability fight, this is a great way to dip a toe in and get involved.

The afternoon session is tailored to speaking with legislators or their staff and finding out where they stand on this legislation. If you're interested in participating but are unable to attend, this document has all the instructions and scripts so you can do this on your own time - just make sure you follow the instructions for "during business hours" or "after business hours" depending on when you're able to call! You can also reach out to Laura for help getting oriented to the document.

WHEN
November 13, 2024 at 12:00pm
WHERE
Virtual -- Google Meets
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Afternoon Water Affordability Phone Bank -- October 2024

DJJ has been supporting our partners People's Water Board Coalition in their fight for Water Affordability Legislation, and we're proud to say we are in the home stretch for getting this passed here in Michigan! It's crunch time, and we need to let our legislators know that we strongly support this legislation, and that we are here to support them as they work on passing it!

Join with other DJJ leaders once a month to be in community while we take this important action. We'll help you figure out who to call and what to say. If you're new to DJJ and/or the water affordability fight, this is a great way to dip a toe in and get involved.

The afternoon session is tailored to speaking with legislators or their staff and finding out where they stand on this legislation. If you're interested in participating but are unable to attend, this document has all the instructions and scripts so you can do this on your own time - just make sure you follow the instructions for "during business hours" or "after business hours" depending on when you're able to call! You can also reach out to Laura for help getting oriented to the document.

WHEN
October 09, 2024 at 12:00pm
WHERE
Virtual -- Google Meets
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Evening Water Affordability Phone Bank -- September 2024

DJJ has been supporting our partners People's Water Board Coalition in their fight for Water Affordability Legislation, and we're proud to say we are in the home stretch for getting this passed here in Michigan! It's crunch time, and we need to let our legislators know that we strongly support this legislation, and that we are here to support them as they work on passing it!

Join with other DJJ leaders to be in community while we take this important action. We'll help you figure out who to call and what to say. If you're new to DJJ and/or the water affordability fight, this is a great way to dip a toe in and get involved!

The evening session is tailored for leaving messages with legislators in support of the legislation, if you would like to speak directly to your legislators and find out what their level of support for the bills is (and your schedule permits), please check out one of our Afternoon Water Affordability Phone Banks.

If you're interested in participating but are unable to attend at either time, this document has all the instructions and scripts so you can do this when your schedule allows - just make sure you follow the instructions for "during business hours" or "after business hours" depending on when you're able to call! You can also reach out to Laura for help getting oriented to the document.

WHEN
September 11, 2024 at 6:00pm
WHERE
Virtual -- Google Meets
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Afternoon Water Affordability Phone Bank -- September 2024

DJJ has been supporting our partners People's Water Board Coalition in their fight for Water Affordability Legislation, and we're proud to say we are in the home stretch for getting this passed here in Michigan! It's crunch time, and we need to let our legislators know that we strongly support this legislation, and that we are here to support them as they work on passing it!

Join with other DJJ leaders once a month to be in community while we take this important action. We'll help you figure out who to call and what to say. If you're new to DJJ and/or the water affordability fight, this is a great way to dip a toe in and get involved.

The afternoon session is tailored to speaking with legislators or their staff and finding out where they stand on this legislation. If you're interested in participating but are unable to attend, this document has all the instructions and scripts so you can do this on your own time - just make sure you follow the instructions for "during business hours" or "after business hours" depending on when you're able to call! You can also reach out to Laura for help getting oriented to the document.

WHEN
September 11, 2024 at 12:00pm
WHERE
Virtual -- Google Meets
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Michigan Jews Pledge Solidarity with Immigrant, Arab & Muslim Communities

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of a 300 signature goal

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We will not stand idly by while the administration escalates its attacks on Muslims, Arabs, refugees and immigrants. We pledge to show up: in the streets, at the airport, in our decision-makers’ offices and inboxes. Compelled by Jewish values, history and self-interest, we commit to the struggle against white supremacy and bigotry in all its forms.

Sign below and share widely to help us meet our goal of 300 signatures.

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8 Days of Water Justice

DJJ leaders are developing a social media campaign that will tie the story of Hanukkah to our struggle for water justice.

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Subscribe below to receive daily emails throughout Hanukkah, with educational content on local water issues and clear 

actions you can take to advocate for clean and affordable water. Or, keep checking this page and our Facebook page for daily updates!

Learn more about our work in partnership with People's Water Board Coalition at detroitjewsforjustice.org/water

 

 


Day #1: GET YOUR MACCABEES!

Click the picture above or this link to access Day #1's video, hosted on our Facebook page.

You can find a transcript of this video here.

ACTION ITEM: GET YOUR MACCABEES!

  • Like and share this post on Facebook & Instagram -- tag your friends in it with you. (Make sure to “tag friends” instead of just @-ing them, so it appears on their timelines!)
  • Not on social media? We’ve got you covered. Visit detroitjewsforjustice.org/water and click on the “8 Days of Water Justice” tab to subscribe and receive daily emails that you can easily forward to your network.
  • CAN YOU RECRUIT 5 MACCABEES OF YOUR OWN, like the 5 sons of Mattathias to do this work with you? Share it with your folks, your family, your congregation, your bubbie… let’s get started!

 


Day #2: SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE SHUT-OFFS!

Click the picture above or follow this link to access today's video, hosted on our Facebook page.

You can find a transcript of this video here.

ACTION ITEM: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES! STOP THE SHUT-OFFS!

  • Implore your representatives to co-sponsor and push forward House Bills 4393 and 4389/4390!
  • If your representatives are on the House Local Government Committee, you are in a position to make these bills go through! Demand that they recognize the sanctity of water as a human right, and push them support legislation to decriminalize shut-offs and implement a water affordability plan. 
    • Chair: State Rep. James Lower, 70th District (R) - Montcalm County and Gratiot County
    • Julie Alexander, 64th District (R) - Jackson County
    • Roger Hauck, 99th District (R) - Isabella County and Midland County.
    • Ben Frederick, 85th District (R) - Shiawassee County and Saginaw County.
    • Gary Howell, 82th District (R) - Lapeer County
    • Jim Runestad, 44th District (R) - Highland, White Lake, Springfield, Milford, Waterford
    • Kathy Crawford, 38th District (R) - Lyon, Northville, Novi, South Lyon, Walled Lake
    • Sara Cambensy, 109th District (D) - Alger, Luce, Schoolcraft, Marquette (Upper Peninsula)
    • Jim Ellison, 26th District (D) - Royal Oak and Madison Heights
    • Patrick Green, 28th District (D) - Center Line and city of Warren
    • Jeremy Moss, 35th District (D) - Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin
  • Like and share this post on Facebook & Instagram -- tag your friends in it with you. (Make sure to “tag friends” instead of just @-ing them, so it appears on their timelines!)
  • For more information, talking points and resources, visit https://www.detroitjewsforjustice.org/water

Day #3: OIL FOR LATKES, NOT THE STRAITS OF MACKINAC!

Click the picture above or follow this link to access today's video, hosted on our Facebook page.

You can find a transcript of this video here.

ACTION ITEM: HOLD OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE! #SHUTDOWNLINE5!


Day #4: REDEDICATING OUR SANCTUARY!

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Click the picture above or follow this link to access today's video, hosted on our Facebook page.

You can find a transcript of this video here.

ACTION ITEM: DONATE TO WE THE PEOPLE OF DETROIT'S YOUTH-LED WATER TESTING

  • We The People of Detroit is stepping up to do the direct work of water testing in places that the government has overlooked. Click HERE to give directly to the We the People of Detroit!
  • Like and share this post on Facebook & Instagram -- tag your friends in it with you. (Make sure to “tag friends” instead of just @-ing them, so it appears on their timelines!)
  • For more information, talking points and resources, visit https://www.detroitjewsforjustice.org/water and https://wethepeopleofdetroit.com/

Day #5: SCARCITY, ABUNDANCE & WATER PRIVATIZATION!

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You can find a transcript of this video here.

ACTION ITEM: INTERROGATE YOUR OWN SENSE OF SCARCITY AND ABUNDANCE! 

  • Instead of advocacy or donations, today's action item involves self-reflection - an essential part of engaging in activist work that is grounded in empathy and solidarity. 
  • Take a look at your own water bill. Calculate how much of your monthly income goes to paying for water. Is it within the EPA-recommended 4.5% guideline? Is it upwards of 10%, the average water bill for low-income residents as reported by researchers at the University of Michigan?  What trade-offs would you make if you had to pay such high rates? What trade-offs do you make?
  • Consider: Do you see scarcity where there is actually abundance, or vice versa? Why? How might corporate interests affect this perception?
  • Like and share this post on Facebook & Instagram -- tag your friends in it with you. (Make sure to “tag friends” instead of just @-ing them, so it appears on their timelines!)
  • For more information, talking points and resources, visit https://www.detroitjewsforjustice.org/water 

Day #6: PUBLICIZING THE MIRACLE!

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You can find a transcript of this video here.

ACTION ITEM: PUBLICIZE THE MIRACLES & THE INJUSTICES! CALL AND TAG @MAYORMIKEDUGGAN WITH YOUR MESSAGE! BUILD THE NARRATIVE THAT METRO DETROIT JEWS STAND FOR WATER JUSTICE!

  • STUDY "America's Secret Water Crisis," the groundbreaking report from Food & Water Watch that shows the depth and breadth of the water crisis across the country. 
  • PUBLICIZE the media from Sunday night's Illuminating Water Justice action, available on our Facebook page, the Detroit Jewish News, and more. We need to build the awareness that Metro Detroit Jews stand up for water justice!
  • CALL & TAG  Mayor Duggan (@MayorMikeDuggan) with the following message, or a heartfelt message of your own:
    • "Mayor Duggan, 70 Metro Detroit Jews gathered on Hanukkah to voice our support for ending water shut-offs, implementing a water affordability plan, and restoring water to shut-off households. We know these solutions are critical to protect the health of our neighbors and the moral conscience of our region and we ask for your commitment to these policies in 2019.”
  • Like and share this post on Facebook & Instagram -- tag your friends in it with you. (Make sure to “tag friends” instead of just @-ing them, so it appears on their timelines!)
  • For more information, talking points and resources, visit https://www.detroitjewsforjustice.org/water 

Day #7: REBELLING AGAINST IDOLATRY

 

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You can find a transcript of this video here.

ACTION ITEM: LINK UP WITH THE POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN! SUPPORT THE #GILBERT7!


Day #8: INCREASING THE LIGHT!

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You can find a transcript of this video here.

ACTION ITEM: RSVP FOR DECEMBER'S DJJ ORIENTATION & GENERAL MEETING! GIVE A DONATION TO DJJ!

  • Keep increasing the light by staying involved with DJJ: RSVP for the upcoming orientation or general meeting!
  • Become a monthly sustaining donor to DJJ to sustain our efforts to mobilize the Metro Detroit Jewish community to work for racial and economic justice, or give a one-time donation before the end-of-the-year!
  • Like and share this post on Facebook & Instagram -- tag your friends in it with you. (Make sure to “tag friends” instead of just @-ing them, so it appears on their timelines!)
  • For more information, talking points and resources, visit https://www.detroitjewsforjustice.org/water 
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