2018 PACG Holiday Party - After Action Report
The PACG Holiday Dinner is also the platform to announce The Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justices annual grant awards. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad-Cities and the Teamsters Community Action Network (TeamCan) both received awards to support their work in the QC Community.
The Reverend Jay Wolin of the UU Congregation of the QC accepted the award for the Sanctuary Team and said that they will use their award to hold events to educate the public about immigration policy and the Sanctuary Movement.
Jesse Case, President of the TeamCan Network, accepted their award. TeamCan will use their award to broaden their networks to distribute locally grown organic food to people in eastern Iowa who are food insecure.
The Dick Fallow Endowment was established in 2013 to carry on the life work of Richard E. Fallow, local activist and union member. Each year, the Endowment issues grants to organizations that fulfill his mission by working in the areas of labor / economic justice, environment / sustainability and/or democracy/ human rights.
Greg Coleridge, Outreach Director of Move to Amend, also talked about amending our Constitution to establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. He encouraged all those who attended to sign a petition reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.
The PACG Holiday Committee thanks you for coming and for celebrating another busy year:
Allison Ambrose, Margie Mejia Caraballo, Susan Meenan, Janice Williams, Caryn Unsicker, and Ann McCluskey.
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Happy Holidays and may you all have a busy 2019 fighting for social justice.