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Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH)

As a member of the interfaith coalition CUSH, First Church stands with CUSH against recent antisemitic leafleting and racism in all its forms. We encourage FUMC congregants to consider becoming part of the CUSH Rapid Response Team. Training will be August 10th at 6:30pm via zoom. Signup below.

As a result of the antisemitic leafleting that has occurred in several Kenosha neighborhoods on at least ten separate occasions since last December, CUSH is forming a Rapid Response Team to remove the offending leaflets when they are dropped. Doing so will lessen their intended impact on the targets and on our community. The organizing team has consulted the Kenosha Police Department in this effort, and we are following the recommendations that they have shared.

In addition

, the CUSH Rapid Response Team will be distributing signs to neighbors in targeted areas to display in their windows as a sign of solidarity with their Jewish neighbors throughout Kenosha. The back of the sign gives instructions about what to do if you experience leafleting in your neighborhood. You are welcome to download and print this sign to display in your own home or business window too.

If you are interested in joining the CUSH Rapid Response Team, please fill out the following form by Monday, August 1st.

Rapid Response Team Volunteer Sign Up:

When leaflets are dropped, this team will mobilize to that site to remove them. Captains are needed to be on call one day each week. Team Volunteers will be notified by a captain when a rapid response is needed. As stated, CUSH has consulted the Kenosha Police Department in this effort, and we are following their recommendations. Since all leafleting has occurred in the early morning, Rapid Response team members will most likely be needed to respond quite early.

We will offer a brief training to Rapid Response Team Members via zoom on August 10th at 6:30pm. There will be a Captain's training on August 3rd at 6:30pm. Those who sign up for the team will receive an additional email with details. Any questions, please contact Lori Hawkins, CUSH Community Organizer at

Right-Click and Download your window sign below by clicking on the graphics (front and back of the sign).

We, at CUSH, are grateful for this community that stands against racism in all its forms along with us.

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