“Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Rescue the weak and homeless from the powerful hands of heartless people.”
Psalms 82:3-4

PURPOSE
Loving God, Loving ALL people, advocating for those seeking legal assistance, raising awareness of systemic disparities, and changing the world in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Contact Person(s):

  • Deacon Charles Koen

VOTE 2020 – “A Party with A Purpose”


The Legal Aid and Social Justice Ministry is hosting “VOTE 2020 – A Party with A Purpose” on September 25 at 8:00 p.m. We encourage all first-time voters as well as anyone who will turn 18 by November 3, 2020 to join us via Zoom to enjoy a fun time of music, rap, poetry and most importantly, to register to vote.

The youth vote is especially important this year since 37% of eligible voters in 2020 are members of the Millennials (born 1981-1996) and Generation Z (born after 1996) groups, according to the Pew Research Center.

The youth of today are facing many issues – social justice, police brutality, voters’ rights, climate change, school shootings, unemployment and now the co-vid 19 pandemic. This year young adults will have an opportunity to let their voices be heard, but it starts with registering to vote.

REGISTER TODAY!

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • September 2020
    Harris County Ballots mailed to voters requesting them
  • September 25, 2020
    VOTE 2020 “A Party with A Purpose”
    Youth Zoom Voter Registration Event
  • October 5, 2020
    Deadline to register to vote in General Election
  • October 13 – October 30, 2020
    Early Voting in Harris County – General election
  • October 23, 2020
    Deadline for Application for Ballot by Mail to be received
  • November 3, 2020
    General Election
    Deadline for Ballot by Mail to be received

Harris County Voters – Key Links

Our Committees

The social justice arm of the Ministry consists of several attorneys and committees that address the most pressing problems affecting at-risk communities and strategize actions to resolve those issues in a Christian manner. Here’s what we’re working on.

The Education Committee
The Education Committee is focusing on helping families who are part of Good Hope and who require assistance. The Committee has developed a listing of educational resources for families. CLICK HERE!

The Financial Education And Economic Education Committee
The F.E.E.E. Committee is currently working on an online Good Hope Business Directory consisting of the business owners and practitioners within the Good Hope MBC family that we may support as consumers. We are also highlighting black-owned businesses on social media on an ongoing basis.

The Political Action/Public Policy Committee
The Committee is also working on a voter registration information and education program, plans to provide Candidate Platform information for voters, plans to assist those in Harris County Jail to become registered voters and follow-up with them after their release.

The Social Media Committee
The Committee is utilizing social media to publicize the activities and events of the Ministry and its Committees.

The Youth Action Committee
The Committee members are scheduled to meet to discuss youth activities.