Pacis with a Purpose

In July, during a livestream city council meeting, in Monroe, Ohio, a councilman drew comparisons between those wearing masks during a global pandemic to those who are forced to "wear scarves" around their heads.  During the weeks that passed community members wrote to council trying to explain why they were disappointed and sought an apology to those offended. Instead of being met with understanding and sincerity, these same community members were called "crybabies" and offered pacifiers. The councilman justified his comments by saying that only "1%" of people were offended and that they could "hit the road". 

In an effort to "hit the road" in a positive way, citizens in Monroe are taking a stand in our city for racial and religious equality. We are choosing to draw attention to recent events in a way that can also support those in need. The community members who spoke out against leadership do not need pacifiers, but there are infants in our surrounding communities who do.

So, we are offering up pacifiers to those in need with "Pacis for a Purpose". 
If you feel called to help us draw attention to racial and religious injustices by donating to, "Pacis for a Purpose", you can do so in the following ways:

1. You may donate money to our fundraiser using this platform. All monies will be used to either purchase new pacifiers OR money will be donated to a local charity in need.
2. You may drop of new (in package) pacifiers to our city square on October 13, 2020 from 6:30-7 during the next city council meeting. If you chose to do this we ask that you are masked, respectful of social distancing guidelines, and make a peaceful presence. There will be a donation box for all pacifiers. 

We thank you for your support.

"Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time." -RBG

I am 1%,
But together we are more.

More information on "I am 1%":

“I Am 1%” is a movement of citizens formed in the community of Monroe, Ohio in response to controversial remarks made during council meetings held on July 14th and August 25th, 2020.

As justification of these remarks, it was stated that only 1% of the City of Monroe were offended. But we are more than 1%.

Our mission is to take action and create change for racial and religious equality in Monroe. We believe our elected officials should strive to thoughtfully represent all citizens of this community, regardless of color or creed, and that our council should be held to a higher standard of integrity and professionalism while in office.

I Am 1%,
But together we are more.



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    • $100 
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    • $25 
    • 13 d
  • Amberley Schaaf 
    • $15 
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  • Mary Jane Srdar 
    • $50 
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    • $25 
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Kara Brown 
Monroe, OH

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