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Wedgwood Meaningful Movies, April 10: "Terms and Conditions May Apply" Last Updated on 2015-03-30 13:11:26 WEDGWOOD MEANINGFUL MOVIES:  "TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY" Wedgwood Meaningful Movies presents Terms and Conditions May Apply. How many times have you clicked the "I Accept" button on your computer screen without reading multiple pages of legalese or, if reading, understanding clearly to what you have agreed? This documentary addresses what information and the control of the information that you give away when you "Agree" while browsing a website, implementing a new computer application, or buying something online. Terms and Conditions... is a documentary that reveals "what corporations and governments learn about people through internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything (IMDb)." The New York Times says that "... the content of this quietly blistering documentary should rile even the most passive... More »
Kickoff Event April 11 for Carbon Washington's Initiative 724 Last Updated on 2015-03-30 13:10:29 UUC's Climate Action Team will host a kickoff and training event for Carbon Washington's initiative 724 on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 1:30 P.M. in Nathan Johnson Hall at University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave. NE, Seattle. If Governor Inslee's cap and trade proposal fails in the Republican-held state senate, Carbon Washington, playing 'relief pitcher,' will gather signatures to submit the measure to the Washington state legislature. If the legislature fails to adopt it, it will be on the November 2016 ballot. Come join us to learn about this initiative and how to gather signatures. The initiative would •Reduce the state sales tax by one percentage point; •Fund the Working Families Rebate to provide up to $1,500 a year for each of 400,000 low-income working households; •Effectively eliminate the B&O tax for manufacturers; and •Institute a... More »
April 2 Escalating Inequality Study / Action Session 6 (Final) at Shoreline UUC Last Updated on 2015-03-28 15:52:58 Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church Escalating Economic Inequality Study / Action Series Session 6: Can We Move the Needle? Actions We Decide To Take Now. Thurs. Eve, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., April 2 14724 First Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155   Meeting opening. Distribute copies of on-line readings for this session to participants who don’t have access to them.   Discuss Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, “The 10 Most Regressive State and Local Tax Systems,” and “Low Taxes or Just Regressive Taxes,” about pp. 4-5 and 13 in on-line paper, Who Pays? A 50 State Report ( http://www.itep.org/whopays/full_report.php ).   Discuss the ideas on the web site of the Washington State Budget and Policy Center (http://budgetandpolicy.org) and especially that organization’s policy areas ( http://budgetandpolicy.org/policy-areas... More »
What’s So Hard To Understand?, a Climate Action Event, hosted by UU Voices for Justice Last Updated on 2015-03-27 04:26:02 You are invited to: What’s So Hard To Understand?, a Climate Action Event, hosted by: Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice March 31, 12-1 pm at the Legislative Building in Olympia Laugh! Listen/Learn! Lobby! Laugh with performing artists from UU Congregation of Whidbey Island and Plant for the Planet Listen/Learn from Sen. Ranker and Rep. Fitzgibbon, Micah McCarty, Makah Nation leader, Washington Environmental Council, Climate Solutions, Northwest Progressive Institute, Organizing for Action Lobby legislative leadership following the event. Appointments have been arranged. Click here to RSVP.  For ride: coordinator@uuvoiceswa.org More »
March 26 Escalating Inequality Study / Action Session 5 at Shoreline UUC Last Updated on 2015-03-26 15:55:56 Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church Escalating Economic Inequality Study / Action Series Session 5: How Do We Fix the Problem? Policies To Reduce Economic Inequality. Thurs. Eve, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., March 26 14724 First Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155   Meeting opening. Distribute readings for this session that are not on-line or in required book to participants who need. Discuss the main ideas of the following: Chuck Collins and Dedrick Muhammad, “Tax Wealth To Broaden Wealth,” pp. 182-188, in The Wealth Inequality Reader, 3rd ed. (also in 4th ed.). Chuck Collins, “I Didn’t Do It Alone,” pp. 100-107, in Divided. 19 min. video, shown in the session: “Taxing the Wealthy,” Hampshire TEDx Talk by Chuck Collins. ( http://inequality.org/chuck-collins-taxing-wealthy/ or... More »