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Local nonprofit helps Racine’s undocumented families

Over150 million stimulus checks have been given to US citizens in the past year. In contrast, in just the past few months alone, over 30 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits, including hundreds of thousands of people in Wisconsin. Undocumented immigrants, however, don’t have access to this much-needed help. The Racine Immigrant Support Initiative, […]

Posted inElectionsGovernmentLocal news

Racine Interfaith Coalition’s Turn Up the Vote Racine Launches Next Phase on July 4

On July 4, the Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) will launch the next phase of its non-partisan voter outreach program, Turn Up the Vote Racine, with an informational video posted on the Turn Up the Vote Facebook page. Since 2011, a dedicated group of volunteers has worked year-round to educate voters about such topics as how […]

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Racine Interfaith Coalition

Nonprofit Mission and Vision Statements Mission: The Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) is a group of diverse faith communities working together to address the root causes of social injustice and poverty in the Racine community. RIC does this through community organizing, education and the application of our common faith values to the structures, systems, and laws […]

Posted inBreakingCommunity

Public invited to join Racine Interfaith Coalition in prayer for ‘families torn apart’

UPDATE: Because of the weather, the prayer vigil for the people who have been taken and continue to be taken by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) has changed. They are meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main St. ORIGINAL STORY: Community members are invited to join the members and clergy of the Racine […]

Posted inCommunityGovernment

Stay of deportation of community activist Ricardo Fierro sought today

A stay of deportation is expected to be filed today in federal court by attorneys for Ricardo Fierro, a well-known community activist. Fierro, 39, from Racine, was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents last week. He is undocumented and originally from Mexico, according to a report on the Hispanic News Network. […]

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5 Things Happening This Week

Stay in the know with our 5 things. Here’s what is going on this week. https://www.racinecountyeye.com/calendar/paint-sherry-lou-lighthouse-gallery/ https://www.racinecountyeye.com/calendar/united-way-information-session/ https://www.racinecountyeye.com/calendar/ric-holds-annual-leadership-retreat/ https://www.racinecountyeye.com/calendar/benefit-andrew-mattes-held-moose-lodge/ https://www.racinecountyeye.com/calendar/spend-chili-winter-evening-river-bend/

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Racine Interfaith Coalition, NAMI and NAACP Take On Prison Reform

Hundreds of people packed into a banquet room at Infusino’s Restaurant Wednesday night to learn about prison reform, how Wisconsin is the highest in the nation in the percentage of black men it incarcerated, and what Racine County is doing to address the issue. The Racine Interfaith Coalition, a group composed of 26 congregations, the National Alliance on […]