Advocacy

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Opposes HJR6

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry is one of 140 groups to sign onto a letter opposing efforts by the General Assembly to make it more difficult to amend the state constitution. Ohio House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR6) would increase the threshold for citizen-initiated constitutional amendments from a simple majority, 50%+1, to 60% support. This would drastically limit the citizen-led amendments that advance in the state. LMM values citizen voice in all aspects

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Finding Faith and Hope Through Advocacy

In April of 2022, LMM’s Office of Advocacy hosted the second annual Charles R. See Forum on Reentry, which honors Mr. See’s 44 years of service at LMM and his work leading the innovative and nationally recognized Community Reentry program. The program took place at the City Club of Cleveland and featured keynote speaker Ms. Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life and author

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LMM Opposes Issue 1

The November ballot includes two statewide issues for consideration by Ohio voters. Issue 1 is a constitutional amendment in Ohio that impacts how bail is decided. If passed, Issue 1 would give the General Assembly authority to set procedures related to non-monetary bail (i.e., curfews, ankle bracelets) and monetary bail (i.e., cash). Currently, this authority resides with the Ohio Supreme Court. It would also require

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Addressing Housing Instability as Youth Return to School

With the month of August underway and youth returning back to school, it’s important we take a closer look into the issue of housing instability, an issue that youth in Cleveland, and across the state, are facing, what support is being provided to them in order to succeed, and what you can do to get involved. Being able to grow and succeed inside and outside

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A Summer With LMM pt. 2 – Morgan Edwards

It is hard to believe that there are less than two weeks left of my ten-week summer internship with LMM. These past few weeks have been filled with so many great experiences and projects that I am so grateful to have been a part of. As I think back to what I envisioned myself doing when I applied for this internship back in January, I

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The 2022 Charles R. See Forum, Recap

On April 29, 2022 LMM hosted the second Charles R. See Forum on Reentry, which honors Mr. See’s 44 years of service at LMM and his work leading the innovative Community Re-Entry program. The forum was endowed thanks to several generous donors, with the goal of continuing Mr. See’s legacy by bringing continued attention to the challenges faced by returning citizens – and identifying possible

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A Push Towards Justice: The Difference a Village Makes

When you think of Martin Luther King Jr. what do you think of? Who do you think of? When I think of King, the first things that come to mind are things like the Civil Rights Movement, peaceful protest, turning the other cheek, loving thy neighbor even when they don’t love you back. I think of the coming together of people from different places, of

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A Summer With LMM – Mark Grabowski (pt. 3)

As my internship with LMM wraps up, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to journey with you all this summer. A special thank you to Margie Glick, Director of Advocacy, for being an amazing supervisor, leader, and friend during this experience. She has pushed me to grow in so many ways and has given me the creative freedom to bloom with new opportunities. I

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