Restore Justice for Our Youth
Stand for Immigrants
We urge all Polk County AMOS leaders to contact your County Supervisor and urge them to VOTE NO for increased funding to hire two more juvenile attorneys in the County Attorney's Office. This request is a direct result of the more punitive approach being taken by the County Attorney's Office towards our kids.
The exponential increase in juvenile petition filings and detention holds is now increasing staffing pressure on the courts, juvenile court services and the juvenile division of the Count Attorney's office. The County Attorney's Office is requesting funding to hire two more juvenile attorneys which will further drive prosecutions and petition filings. The appropriate thing to do is to go back to the best practice model the County Attorney's office pioneered from 2006-2009 and increase informal adjustments and alternatives to detentions for non-violent, non-repeat juvenile offenders. This has the dual effect of preventing a criminal record for youth and saving the county (and all of us) much needed tax dollars!
See the letter AMOS pastors sent to the County Supervisors HERE. Use this letter as a template for your email
Find your County Supervisor and their email address HERE
Read the AMOS column on juvenile justice from the Des Moines Register HERE.
Read County Attorney John Sarcone's response HERE.
Stand for Immigrants - Interfaith Call to Action THIS Thursday evening at Trinity United Methodist Church on 8th and College in Des Moines
Read our response to the County Attorney submitted to the Register HERE.
AMOS is part of a broad coalition of organizations that is sponsoring this interfaith service to push Congress to pass humane comprehensive immigration reform.
This service will feature:
Iowa United Methodist Conference Bishop Julius Trimble
Iowa Episcopalian Bishop Alan Scarfe
Tifereth Israel Rabbi Steve Edelman Blank
Call to Action
See you on Thursday!
AMOS leaders celebrate state appropriation for Project IOWA and signing ceremony with Governor Terry Branstad on Monday, June 24th. Governor Branstad signed into law a bill that will give Project IOWA $100,000 of funding for two years. Way to go, AMOS and Project IOWA!
NOTE: There will be NO Des Moines AMOS Cluster meeting on Tuesday, July 2nd due to the 4th of July holiday
Ready or not here comes Obamacare! Are you ready? Do you understand its impact on you, your family or your business?
AMOS will present a one hour comprehensive workshop on what Obamacare means for you on Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church on 38th and Grand in DSM
This workshop is designed both to educate you on Obamacare AND encourage you to be part of our emerging speakers bureau who will fan out into central Iowa to teach others what they need to know about the Affordable Care Act.
Join us on the 22nd!