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June 8th Weekly Update – MCA

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MCA Weekly Update – June 8, 2020
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Statement from Michigan Community Action about the Social Justice Roots of Our Movement and Anti-Racism
The Community Action movement was formed in the crucible of the Civil Rights era of the 1960s to fight poverty at the local level. Our movement is part of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson, and countless community activists who envisioned an empowered, community-centered way to fight poverty and cultivate economic opportunity – read the full statement.

President Trump signs bill easing Paycheck Protection Program requirements
Read the article from SHRM on changes made to the PPP to address complaints from employers that the existing rules were unfeasible

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Anti-Racism Kit
Victoria Alexander, MEd., developed a detailed Anti-Racism Kit, which includes a wide variety of resources, including not just books, but articles, podcasts, TV and film recommendations and resources for teaching children as well as adults.

See this week's MCA Update for Beginner and Intermediate Anti-Racist Reading Lists from the Anti-Racism Kit.

Taking Action on Housing and Mortgage Lending Discrimination
Like Abusive Policing, Denial of Access to Mortgage Credit for Black Americans is a Growing Crisis
Institute for New Economic – Thinking Black Americans remain second-class citizens in access to housing finance. Ever wonder why many live in neighborhoods that are hyper-segregated by race and class? One major culprit is racial discrimination in mortgage lending, causing a racial wealth gap...


Rise Up for Justice: Black Lives and Our Collective Future, Othering & Belonging Institute and UC Berkeley, June 8

Community Action Network COVID-19 Town Hall, Community Action National Partners
June 11 and June 25


Social Security fraud boosted by COVID-19 fears
Know that COVID-19 gives fraudsters a new hook
.  Social Security fraud was already a problem when the global COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States early this spring. But now fraudsters have added brand-new ploys involving the public health crisis to exploit unsuspecting victims. Find out what they are doing and how you can help educate those you serve - read the article from the Journal of Accountancy.

Remote Work Resources

How to embrace remote work
If you're looking for one singular resource that can get your team excited about working remotely, then this Guide from Trello should be required reading.  It offers tried-and-true strategies from Evernote, Buffer, Zapier, Automattic and other fully distributed companies

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