Advocacy News from LMM

Cuyahoga County Reentry Week 2023

The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry and community partners are proud to present the 2023 Reentry Week: Restoring the Returned. This annual event will take place April 23 - 29 in venues across Cuyahoga County.

LMM is excited to be a lead partner in planning several of these events including a People’s Reentry Assembly: Community Conversation, Chopped4Change Cooking Competition and the annual Charles R. See Forum on Reentry. Click the button below for a complete list of events! 


The People's Reentry Assembly: Storytelling Workshop

Photo by Michele Lenni

Please join LMM for the Second Annual Reentry Assembly on Saturday, April 15, 2023. This year’s program will focus on the power of storytelling as a tool to change perceptions and policy. The program will take place at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry and is open to returning citizens and those indirectly impacted by the criminal legal system.


Register Now for the Charles R. See Forum on Reentry

Tickets are now available for the third Charles R. See Forum on Reentry! Don’t miss this year’s conversation with Andre Ward, Associate Vice President of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society. The Friday, April 28, 2023 lunchtime forum will highlight the importance of lessening institutional and legal barriers to employment for returning citizens and how such changes can create stronger and more equitable communities.  

Want to learn more about The Fortune Society? Read this article in the New York Times written by a currently incarcerated individual about the housing barriers facing returning citizens and some of the solutions provided by the Fortune Society: How Do People Released from Prison Find Housing? 


LMM Staff Advocacy Committee Convenes

Earlier this week, LMM’s Staff Advocacy Committee met for their bi-monthly committee meeting. This meeting dove into LMM’s Reentry Advocacy work, and provided a preview of LMM’s April Reentry Week activities. LMM’s Office of Advocacy is grateful to this volunteer committee for helping to guide the agency’s advocacy priorities and ensure the department staff is aware of what is happening in each program area.

Strategic Action Plan for Homelessness

Angelo Anderson, Shelter Coordinator

Photo by Lydia Bailey

Michael Sering, VP of Housing & Shelter

Check out the latest episode of Cuyahoga County's 'Let's Talk' podcast, featuring LMM Housing & Shelter's Michael Sering and Angelo Anderson, following the county's recent release of their Strategic Action Plan for Homelessness.


Click the link below to listen to the podcast.


Another Election is Around the Corner!

Did you know that there is a May 2, 2023 primary election in Ohio? Click this link to see if there is an election in your community and what might be on the ballot. The deadline to register is April 3, 2023.

To register to vote, or simply check your status, click the button below.

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