United Power Builds a Greater Cleveland: GCC Assembly May 29th

On May 29th, GCC will assemble 1,000 leaders to call for a direct response to gun violence in Cuyahoga County, and for the end of the practice of overcharging in our Criminal Justice system.

Please join the Strategy Team to hear more about the assembly this Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. We will meet at Temple EmanuEl, 4545 Brainard Rd. We will also take May 29th quotas from each organization on Thursday. 

Everyone is invited to attend this extended informational Strategy Meeting. RSVP to Anna at info@greaterclevelandcongregations.org

We look forward to seeing you all there, and to continuing our work toward May 29th together!

Upcoming GCC Meetings

Greater Cleveland Congregations has the following meetings planned:

Education Team
Tuesday, March 25  6:30 p.m.
Location: TBD [Read more...]

Exciting News in Do Not Stand Idly By

From Greater Cleveland Congregations:

On Monday, March 3, 11 Metro IAF representatives travelled to Europe to deliver a message to gun manufacturers there:  Help solve America’s gun violence problem, and you will reap a larger share of the American firearms market. 

Among this group were GCC’s very own Donna Weinberger (Kol HaLev), and
Rev. Richard Gibson (Elizabeth Baptist Church).
Read more.

GCC Meetings: “Do Not Stand Idly By” Gun Violence Team

Please note the March 13 meeting has been canceled.

There are two upcoming meetings for the Greater Cleveland Congregations gun violence team. For new members to the team, or anyone who doesn’t feel that they are up to speed on the campaign: Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m. at Fairmount Temple library. And all members will gather for a post-European update meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m. Fairmount Temple, Simon Lounge (the room to the right of the main entrance).

Please RSVP for one or both dates to Susan: sixreis@gmail.com or if you have questions, call her at 216-570-1192. If you are unable to attend either date but are still interested in the team, let Susan know.


GCC Criminal Justice Team Meets Feb. 18

The Greater Cleveland Congregations Criminal Justice team meets Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at Fairmount Temple (23737 Fairmount Blvd. Beachwood). This meeting will focus primarily on a possible criminal justice system audit, as well as those issues surrounding juvenile diversion that GCC can impact. Please RSVP to Anna Risch at info@greaterclevelandcongregations.org.

GCC Education Team Meeting: Jan. 30, 2014

Greater Cleveland Congregations holds Education 2.0: Discussion and Strategies for the next level of Education Organizing on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Community of St. Peter, 7100 Euclid Ave. Guests will hear from current and potential GCC leaders about building strong school partnerships, and envisioning new individual or congregational relationships with schools. Please invite anyone who is involved or interested in the education field. RSVP to Anna Risch.

GCC Medicaid Expansion Celebration

Inter-faith Service and Celebration of GCC’s Medicaid Expansion success!

When: Jan. 5th, 2014

Time: 3-4 p.m.

Where:  Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave.

Throughout this long  campaign, we have been focused on one thing:  ensuring health care coverage for 275,000 uninsured Ohio citizens. [Read more...]

GCC Assembly: Dec. 12, 2013- Postponed until Further Notice

 This event has been postponed until further notice.

Greater Cleveland Congregations will hold an Assembly on Thursday, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m. at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church (8712 Quincy Ave., Cleveland) to celebrate and move forward in its work on health care, criminal justice and education. All are welcome.

GCC Organizing 2.0 Training Session

Greater Cleveland Congregations will hold an Organizing 2.0 training session on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 3-7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (2747 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights). Learn about the rhythm of organizing and how to create effective change. All are welcome, even those new to GCC training. We ask that you RSVP to info@greaterclevelandcongregations.org by Oct. 9 if you would like to attend.


GCC Criminial Justice Oct. 7 Meeting

The GCC Criminal Justice Team holds a training session Monday, Oct. 7 from 7-9 p.m. at Park Synagogue East (27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike). This session will be on the Metro IAF’s “Do Not Stand Idly By” campaign, a regional movement to reduce gun violence. We will review the IAF and GCC strategy for approaching people with power to address the gun violence issue, and prepare to meet with mayors and police chiefs about our gun violence strategy. There will be role plays of meetings and sign ups to meet with Cuyahoga County city officials. RSVP by email.