30 Days of Anti-Racism
I hope you had a restful and reflective Labor Day weekend. There is much to hold in our prayers.
Today's 30 Days of Anti-Racism challenge invites us to learn more about our local elections. The national elections certainly have a great impact on our lives. But the election of those in our community and state are perhaps more responsive to the needs of our neighborhoods. If racism is to be eradicated local officials who are aware of and sensitive to the struggle in our communities can help.
Here is a listing from the Michigan Secretary of State's website of all those who are running for office in Michigan in November. As I scrolled through I was amazed at how many people are listed. It takes a tremendous amount of talented and civic-minded servants to help us live as a society. Let us return to this page and keep all of them in prayer in the weeks ahead. (As an aside and with absolutely no intention to sway your vote, I was amazed to see one person running for the Michigan Supreme Court who played third base for one of my church softball teams!)
How do you think elected officials could make a difference and help us address racism in our communities? What kinds of legislation could you imagine passing that would address our inequalities?