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    "This trial opened my eyes, I used to be more casual... now that I know the facts I'm moved to do something more.”  Juror, Delta 5 BNSF Trial The future... More »

  • I-732 hearing in Olympia on Tuesday 2/9 Featured News Article I-732 hearing in Olympia on Tuesday 2/9 I-732 hearing in Olympia on Tuesday 2/9

      Tuesday morning in Olympia I-732, Washington's revenue-neutral carbon tax measure, will have a hearing in front of the Washington State Senate. We hope you will join... More »

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Walk to Save Oak Flat (Seattle, 2/27) Last Updated on 2016-02-08 12:23:02 Apache Stronghold is marking the one-year anniversary of their occupation of sacred Oak Flat. Join a short walk on Feb. 27 (under 5 miles, at a gentle pace) in Seattle to show your support! Why is this important to Seattlites? Because we believe in religious freedom. Oak Flat is a sacred Apache site. If you believe religious freedom in America is not just meant for Christians, join us. Because we honor our indigenous neighbors. Our city is named for Chief Seattle--show your respect by walking to protect the rights of all indigenous people. Because we care about the environment. A lot of people come to the Pacific Northwest because of its natural beauty. Saving Oak Flat is not just about saving one parcel of land, it’s about taking a stand to protect the beauty and balance of nature for future generations. Check out our 1000-mile journey on foot: Walk to Save... More »
I-732 hearing in Olympia on Tuesday 2/9 Last Updated on 2016-02-06 00:01:59   Tuesday morning in Olympia I-732, Washington's revenue-neutral carbon tax measure, will have a hearing in front of the Washington State Senate. We hope you will join us to show your support for I-732. When: Tuesday 2/9/16 at 8:00am Where: John Cherberg Building, First Floor, Senate Hearing Room #4 Olympia, WA (Google map here | Campus Map PDF here) Senate hearing room rules: Here. Thank you for all you have done to get this incredibly important discussion in front of our state legislature! Now is the time to tell them face-to-face that they have the moral responsibility to take action on climate to protect our children and grandchildren. Email me if you’re interested in joining to testify or sign-in in support of I-732 but remember that we’ll be hosting a Lobby Day on Tuesday 2/23 where you can talk to your state representatives face to face. RSVP here... More »
Nepal - Quake Relief Slide Show & Dinner at Shoreline, Feb. 6 Last Updated on 2016-02-05 21:27:58 NEPAL - LAND OF DIVERSITY, DEVASTATION AND HOPE SAT., FEB. 6, 6 P.M. Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, 14724 1st NE, Shoreline Come join us to learn about Nepal, socialize with friends, and have a fantastic Nepalese dinner! Shoreline UUC member Jo Moore traveled to Nepal this last November to help with earthquake rebuilding for low caste Nepalese students sponsored by the ANSWER* program, some of whom are supported in their education by Shoreline UUC families. Jo will share slides of this beautiful country and thoughts about her work there and about the chaos and challenges facing this Third World nation and its resilient people. An authentic Nepalese meal— with vegetarian, vegan and omnivore options--will be prepared by The Everest Kitchen. To defray costs, a $20 donation per person is suggested. Families are encouraged to attend; special rates for... More »
Exxon Knew? Now What to Do? Urge Governor Inslee to Divest Last Updated on 2016-02-04 16:13:50 "ExxonMobil's own scientists have long known about the dangers of global warming, and chose to conceal that from the public," VT Governor Shumlin  2015 was a terrible year for Washington's forests, farmers, wildlife and salmon (citations:3, 4, 5, 8).   It did not need to be. Recently leaked documents have confirmed that as far back as 1978, Exxon's own scientists were informing the company's top executives of the global catastrophe that would result from the unchecked burning of fossil fuels. Yet rather than use that research for the public good, Exxon chose to bury it and to take up a position at the very forefront of climate change denial. The company took out prominent ads in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, contending that the climate science was murky and uncertain. They spent tens of millions funding climate... More »
Healthy Climate Bill -- Lobby Day! Rally at the Oregon Capitol! Last Updated on 2016-02-02 02:47:08 As the Healthy Climate Lobby Day and Rally approaches, Oregon UU Voices is getting questions about the details for this event. Lots of UU's are going and many want to car pool together and generally share the day. This short article is about the Healthy Climate Lobby Day and Rally on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, and the details of the schedule, signing up, carpooling and rallying together as UU's on the steps of the capitol. Here are the day’s events. Two Oregon non-profits took the lead on organizing and are responsible for different parts of the day: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) and Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV): 8:45 - 9:50AM Prayer into Action Gathering by Ecumenical Ministry's of Oregon. Two UU Ministers, Marilyn Sewell and Katherine Jesch are leading parts of this gathering. You can go to Prayer into Action without signing up,... More »