Weekly News from LMM
A Push Towards Justice: It Takes A Village
In advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, we're sharing a powerful piece written by LMM Community Engagement Coordinator, Gloria Craig for our Push Towards Justice blog series.

"Having a village, recognizing that we are stronger together than apart. Understanding that two heads will always be better than one. We live in a state full of division, in a space where everyone has idea, an opinion, and everyone feels as though they are right. Martin Luther King Jr. got nowhere by himself, he got nowhere being separate, or spouting division. He got nowhere alone—it took a village."

City of University Heights Donates to Shelter
For the second year in a row, the City of University Heights donated hundreds of pairs of socks to the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside. Thank you so much University Heights City Hall!

Want to make a donation yourself? Check out our Amazon Wish List.
Ben Schaefer, City of University Heights
Take Action: Fair Districts
Fairly drawn districts have the ability to encourage representation, democracy, and political engagement – while unfair districts silence voters and limit engagement. Over the past year, Fair District advocates have worked diligently to ensure that Ohio’s newest district maps were equitable.

Despite these efforts, the districts that members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission (ODC) approved were constitutionally gerrymandered, and did not follow the guidelines of the 2015 constitutional amendment passed on this topic. This was determined in a 4-3 decision by the Ohio Supreme Court. Now, new, fair maps, must be drawn in the next 10 days. It is important that the ODC know that advocates are still paying attention and understand why fair districts matter to Ohioans. Take action by writing an email today to Ohio Redistricting Commissioners!
Cleveland Heights Passes Pay-to-Stay Legislation
The City of Cleveland Heights recently passed pay-to-stay legislation to help protect renters during the pandemic. Read more on why passing more pay-to-stay efforts in Ohio is important in this op-ed from LMM's Advocacy Director, Margie Glick.
Singleton Health Care Visits Shelter
Singleton Health Care recently dropped off donations to the Men's Shelter, including socks, toiletries, undershirts, and more. Singleton has volunteered at the shelter in past years, providing lunch and leading bingo games with shelter residents. We greatly appreciate partners like Singleton!
Sara Cooperman, Singleton Health Care
LMM Advocacy Director Joins Community Solutions' Board
LMM Advocacy Director, Margie Glick
LMM Advocacy Director, Margie Glick was recently appointed to The Center for Community Solutions' Board of Directors. Congratulations, Margie!

Voting Toolkit for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
To help more Americans exercise their right to vote, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) created voting guides for homeless service providers and for people experiencing homelessness. Both are available in 5 languages. Check out the election checklist and the voting checklist.