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Dear Justice Seekers-


Since we are not able to have a Nehemiah Action this year, a number of denominational leaders who planned on being at the Action have graciously provided us with a video update to send to all of our congregation and community members. This video includes inspiration for us to continue fighting for justice, an update on our housing work, an update on our statewide criminal justice work, an update on our work for improved access to mental health services. 

The speakers in the video are:
Rev. Keith Walbolt, co-chair of FAST and pastor of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Seminole

Bishop Gregory Parkes of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg

Dr. Bartholomew Banks, President of Progressive Missionary and Educational Baptist State Convention of Florida, Inc

Rabbi Michael Torop , President of Pinellas Board of Rabbis, and Rabbi at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg

Barbara Mazer from Temple Beth-El, singing "Lean on Me" (singing along with some of our affordable housing committee members!)

Please take a look at this video to hear the latest updates and share it with anyone who was planning on coming to the Nehemiah Action. To access the video, please click HERE

As a reminder, please also make sure your network members know about these upcoming virtual events and let us know who plans on attending:

Justice-themed text study, Monday, April 6th at 6:30pm
Criminal Justice committee meeting, Monday, April 13th at 6pm
Affordable Housing committee meeting, Monday, April 20th at 7pm

With peace, 

Jacqueline Reyes
FAST Lead Organizer

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