T.O.P.S. is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that
offers hope, without regard to race sex, creed, color or social
status, to individuals and their families who suffer the effects
of drug addiction, incarceration, homelessness, unemployment,
hunger and illness, through comprehensive faith-based programs
that provide a continum of unconditional acceptance and care.
The goal of T.O.P.S. is to create, build, promote
and maintain a better humanity by remaining open to the needs
of people in our society.
T.O.P.S. (The Ordinary People Society) are a nonprofit organization
that will provide an alternative to criminal behavior. This is
a faith-based organization that will bridge the gap between the
have and have-nots. We will provide rehabilitation to the repeat
offenders while creating a program that target the youths before
they reach the Criminal Justice System. Since the War on Drugs
has been established the prison populations have continued to
increase costing taxpayers more than $20,000 per inmate. This
method is draining many State Governments. Also, families are
suffering due to the lost of a mother, father, sister or brother.
With our counseling and street ministry we are providing a second
chance for many of our citizens both drug users and drug pushers.
We would like to extend our program to include an after school
program for youths and also for some adults so they can take pride
and improve their self-esteem while improving their own family's
life. T.O.P.S. provide counseling services to Ramsey Youth Services,
Houston County Jail, and Dothan City Jail. T.O.P.S. will include a
transitional facility that includes education, treatment, and rehabilitation. ______________________________________________
We at The Ordinary People Society ( T.O.P.S.) and the Prodigal Child Project thank God for the News of what's going on in Washington and two of the three Judges stating that ex-felons should vote out of Prison.
Being that we were the first ones in the country to win a Lawsuit in Alabama to gain the Voting Rights for those Incarcerated, by advocacy and community organizing with none to little funding.
We are very happy to see this coming into fruition.
This truly shows that people power and us coming together as a movement still works.
This should inspire us all to not give up hope and continue to press on with our work.
This is what happens when we as people come together
We would like to thank Drug Policy Alliance ( Gabriel Sayegh ), Equal Justice Initiative ( Bryan Stevenson ), Dr. Yvonne Kennedy ( REP.) Sen. Bobby Singleton ( Sen.) and Ryan Haygood ( Lawyer ) for listening to us and helping us when no one else did in order to accomplish this task right before the Presidential Election causing over 2500 out of jails and prisons throughout the state of Alabama to vote, and yes it did have a great impact on the election of Pres. Obama. go to www.wearetops.org archives for stories.
We must write our legislatures and those in Washington now in order to bring this to pass.
With that said we are coming out with a pamphlet on how we did it in Alabama.
This will help other organizers in many ways.
Let's DO EVERYTHING we can to bring this to pass, Please help!!!
SOMEBODY SAY RESTORE!!!!
Pastor Kenneth Glasgow
We are asking each one of you to get on the phone on Saturday at 7:00PM eastern time, the number is 616-712-8000 and the ID #387306.
Rev. Taylor(# 404 957 6552) and Linda Davenport are the organizer of this March. We are going to have at least 10 Hotel rooms where you can spend the night with double beds at no charge for the out of town guest that might need to rest for a couple hours or so, they are being provided by the AAHOA, whom are our friends. Please allow the rooms for people who must drive over 3 hours or more to their destination. We are also trying to prepare food for the rally.
Please load up! and let get this show on the road we are not going to allow people to mismanage funding for this organization. We are not allowing board member who support such action to be on the national board, as well. We recognized the fact that we are not going to resolved any issue unless we are obedient too Christ! Please read the letter below and make your flyers, on your own. Let get to Atlanta.!!!!!!!!!!!
All Presidents and Chairmen email a letter, to me now. Write a statement for your organization so we can place it in the news papers. Please do not forget. Also read below and also continue to read and stroll down to the links, for more information.
Dr. Arthur Rocker, Sr.
Chairman of the Board
State of Florida SCLC
(850) 450-1982 (cell)
(850) 944-4900 (office)
http://www.sclcfl.org (State of Florida)
I pray that this email finds you blessed!
Atlanta, GA. A group of leaders from SCLC Chapters and Members announced this morning that they will begin protests outside of the national headquarters at 4pm on Monday, January 25, 2009 to demand that Chairman Raleigh Trammell, Treasurer Spiver Gordon, and their supporters on the SCLC National Board resign. The two men were reinstated by a Fulton County Superior Court judge on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 because of a technical failure to properly notify every board member in writing of a November 13, 2009 meeting. During that meeting twenty-three (23) board members voted to remove Trammell and Gordon while an investigation was launched to determine whether they had mismanaged organizational funds and whether Trammell had sexually harassed an SCLC employee. The investigation so far has determined that the men appear to have diverted more than $560,000 to themselves and others for personal use. "The investigation began when our General Counsel Dexter Wimbish reported the violations to the National Board of Directors at the October 29, 2009 national board meeting where Dr. Bernice King was elected our next President. He implored the board of directors to take action and a group led by Dr. Sylvia Tucker and President Byron Clay did just that and voted to remove the gentlemen to protect the organization's actions, pending a thorough investigation and audit. “Clearly the votes to remove them are there and will stand by their side till the end. The court's decision is a temporary setback," stated Rev. Carl Gilliard, President of the Savannah Georgia Coastal SCLC Chapter. The protest comes after a court order allowed a board meeting called by Trammell and Gordon to proceed on the condition they met a quorum. The attorney representing the group told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that a quorum had been met and the group voted to keep Trammell and Gordon in place. Persons following the meeting indicated that a quorum was not met and that only ten people were in attendance when the meeting began around 10am. "We know there was not a quorum and we hope that it is challenged. This tyranny must come to an end. I have been told that the only Board Members who showed up were Trammell, Gordon, Trammell's daughter Cheryl Spencer, Rev. Ruby Reese Moone, Jewel Devereaux, Rev. Curtis Harris, Trammell's enforcer Rev. Wilburt Shanklin, Rev. Randy Johnson, Rev. H.K. Matthews, Florida State Representative James Bush, Dwight Graves, and Rita Samuels who made the motion to shut down the office in the first place to try and cover up the stealing," stated Keith Silva, President of the Washington, DC SCLC Chapter. "I am a victim of their felonious acts because these are the same people who came to Washington, D.C. in 2006 and Spiver Gordon left town with a bag of money and I was thrown out of the organization because I raised questions about how the money was being accounted for," continued Silva. The group will assemble in front of the SCLC National Headquarters at 4pm on January 25, 2009 and demonstrate until 5pm. Organizers are reaching out to chapters and members from across the country to fax in letters of support for the removal of Trammell, Gordon, and those board members who voted to keep them in, until a thorough investigation and audit is completed. If you check the court transcript the Judge said he did not want to put the "fox back in the hen house, referring to allegations of mismanaged organizational funds. We have allowed our Vice Chair, President, General Counsel, and Executive Director to take too many hits by themselves. We have to do exactly as SCLC Board Member Randall Gaines has done and speak up about these attempts to circumvent the court's order to allow these criminal acts to continue," stated Art Rocker, Florida SCLC State Unit Chairman. Thank you for supporting our "beloved community", and be blessed!
I would like to extend my prayer to all the people in Haiti and to the friends and families who are searching for them. Please help me to pray for the earthquake victims and their friends and family all over the world.
Lord, please help your people in their time of need as they are in turmoil and tragedy. Lord, an entire country is as it is, upside down and people have nowhere to turn. They need you now, Lord. If they never needed You before, they truly need You right now. I will lift You up so that You can be a light that is set up on a hill that people can come to You, Lord. Harken onto the voice of Your servant oh Lord. We pray that You will give them all victory in Your precious name oh Lord, Amen and Amen.
American Cancer Society
Relay For Life
This year, I am helping save lives from cancer by taking part in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, and I’m hoping you will support me.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives people in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
In addition to helping people celebrate, remember, and fight back, Relay For Life also helps raise much-needed funds and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer and create more birthdays.
Please support me, Momma Tina, in my efforts by visiting my personal web page to make a secure, tax-deductible online donation.
Every donation really does make a difference. I know that times are tighter than normal for many of us, but any amount you can give truly can help save lives.
You see, thanks to your support, the American Cancer Society can:
Help people stay well by helping them take steps to prevent cancer or detect it early, when it’s most treatable
Help people get well by being in their corner around the clock to guide them through every step of their cancer experience
Find cures by funding groundbreaking research that helps us understand cancer’s causes, determine how best to prevent it, and discover new ways to cure it
Fight back by working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight
Each of us has our own reasons for caring about the fight against cancer … whatever your reasons, I hope you’ll choose to make a difference by making a donation online to support my efforts. I’m so grateful to have great people like you in my life who want to see an end to cancer in our lifetime. Together we can save lives.
Thank you, and I will keep you updated on my progress.