Dear Living Wage Supporter,
A lot is happening in the Living Wage Campaign right now. We are gettingready for 2 town hall meetings that we're urging Council members to attend,and the Council will vote on a resolution at their next meeting that couldbring a living wage to full-time City workers. We need your help to makethese events successful - our need for volunteers and activism is greaterthan it ever has been in the campaign! Below are 5 actions you can take to help us win a living wage. A detailedexplanation follows after the list. Please consider doing one, two, three,or all of the following: 1. Call your Council members and urge them to attend the town hall meetings. 2. Attend a town hall meeting on February 9th or February 28th. 3. Volunteer your time to help us prepare for the town hall meetings (Weespecially need help next week!) 4. Attend the February 7th City Council meeting. 5. Support the campaign financially by becoming a Mid-South InterfaithNetwork member. 1. Call your City Council members today and urge them to come to the livingwage town hall meetings. Be sure to give your name and share that you livein the Council member's district. State how important it is for Councilmembers to be at the town hall meeting to hear from their constituentsabout why a strong, comprehensive living wage ordinance is needed. If you plan to attend the town hall, tell your Council member. Phone numbers foreach Council member are listed below. Don't know who your Council membersare? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org<http://us.f604.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Toemail@example.com> withyour full address and we'll tell you. Council members invited to the February 9th town hall: Chairman TaJuan Stout Mitchell. Daytime: 576-6798. Evening: 398-7408. Councilman Dedrick Brittenum. Daytime: 576-6782. Evening: 725-9663. Councilman Edmund Ford: Daytime: 396-1555. Councilman Joe Brown. Daytime: 274-4724. Coucilman Rickey Peete. Daytime: 529-0999. Evening: 278-7464. Cuoncilman Myron Lowery. Daytime: 576-6799. Evening: 521-4300. Council members invited to the February 28th town hall: Councilman E.C. Jones (He has stated he will attend. Call and thank him!)Daytime: 576-6782. Evening: 358-2918. Councilman Brent Taylor. Daytime: 385-7611. Evening: 624-9892. Councilwoman Carol Chumney: Daytime: 844-7141. Evening: 327-8528. Councilwoman Barbara Swearegen Holt. Daytime: 576-6787. Evening: 458-9406. Councilman Scott McCormick: Daytime: 728-5630 x22. Evening: 753-6014. Councilman Tom Marshall: Day Time: 791-0115 Councilman Jack Sammons. Day time: 525-2000. Evening: 685-2002. 2. Attend a town hall meeting on February 9th or February 28th. We need astrong attendance at both of these meetings to tell Council members face toface that Memphians want a comprehensive living wage ordinance. Inviteothers from your congregation, union, community group, or neighborhood toattend with you. If you don't drive at night or do not have transportation,email firstname.lastname@example.org<http://us.f604.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Toemail@example.com> orcall 332-3570 to join a car pool. February 9th Town Hall 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church 4150 Boeingshire (at the corner of Raines Rd.) February 28th Town Hall 7 p.m. at Gifts of Life Ministries 1542 Jackson Ave. (near Willett, inside Peace Lutheran Church) 3. Volunteer your time to help us prepare for the town hall meetings. We arehaving phone banks next week, and especially need help on Tuesday, January31st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. We are also having phone banks on Wednesday,February 1st and Wednesday, February 8th (both nights 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Allphone banks will be at the Mid-South Interfaith Network office. We also need carpool drivers and sign-in volunteers for the night of eachtown hall meeting. If you can volunteer, please firstname.lastname@example.org<http://us.f604.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Toemail@example.com> orcall 332-3570. 4. Attend the February 7th City Council meeting. The Council is scheduled tovote that day at their 3:30 p.m. meeting on a resolution to direct theadministration to pay full-time City workers a living wage by July 1st.While this is not the same as a comprehensive living wage ordinance, it is afirst step. Council meetings are held on the first floor of City Hall, 125N. Main St. Council schedules change often, so if you plan to come, call332-3570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org<http://us.f604.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Toemail@example.com> to letus know so that we can notify you if we find out the schedule has changed. 5. Become a member of the Mid-South Interfaith Netwok to support the livingwage campaign financially. Or, if you are already a member, make a specialgift today to support the living wage. The suggested membership donation is$25 per year, or $15 if you are a student, senior, or on a low-income. Tobecome a member or make a gift, go tohttps://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?id=2312<https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?id=2312> or mail your checkmade payable to "Mid-South Interfaith Network" to 3035 Directors Row, B -1207, Memphis, TN 38131.